State Government Press Releases

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03/27/2014
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2014-7 to Robert Crowe, a member of the Coventry Zoning Board of Review ("Zoning Board"), opining that he is authorized to appear before the Zoning Board to seek a dimensional variance for a mixed-use rental property that he...
01/31/2014
The Ethics Commission held its 2nd meeting of 2014 on January 28, 2014. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2014-4 to James A. Seveney, a member of the Portsmouth Town Council, opining that he is authorized to appear before the Portsmouth Zoning Board of...
01/08/2014
The Ethics Commission held its 13th meeting of 2013 on December 17, 2013. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-41 to Dawne Broadfield, the Administrative Support Specialist for the Rhode Island Board of Examination and Registration of Architects,...
08/23/2013
The Ethics Commission held its 9th meeting of 2013 on August 20, 2013. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-24 to David V. Igliozzi, Esq., an Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Providence serving as legal counsel to the Providence School Board,...
07/25/2013
The Ethics Commission held its 8th meeting of 2013 on July 23, 2013. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-21 to Bruce A. Wolpert, Esq., a member of the State Labor Relations board, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from...
06/06/2013
The Ethics Commission held its 7th meeting of 2013 on June 4, 2013. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-20 to Anthony Ciacciarelli, an Inspector within the Department of Interceptor Maintenance at the Narragansett Bay Commission ("NBC"), opining that...
05/28/2013
The Ethics Commission held its 6th meeting of 2013 on May 21, 2013. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-17 to James M. Callaghan, Esq., a Narragansett Town Council member, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from simultaneously...
05/20/2013
The Ethics Commission held its 4th meeting of 2013 on March 19, 2013. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-11 to Michael J. Colonair, a member of the Pascoag Fire District Board of Commissioners, opining that he is prohibited by the Code of Ethics from...
05/20/2013
The Ethics Commission held its 5th meeting of 2013 on April 23, 2013. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-14 to the Retirement Board of the Employees' Retirement System of the State of Rhode Island ("Retirement Board"), opining that those members of the...
The Commission took the following actions: Adopted Regulation 36-14-17009 Out-of-State Travel. Regulation 36-14-17009 requires public officials and employees who file yearly financial statements to disclose whether they have received any out-of-state travel or travel-related expenses valued...