State Government Press Releases

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04/30/2015
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-21 to Erin Dube, a member of the Pawtucket School Committee, opining that she is generally prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in any School Committee matters in which her sister-in-law is a party or...
04/29/2015
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-13 to Steven A. Stycos, a member of the Cranston City Council, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from accepting a gift from the daughter of a former Cranston City Council member. Issued Advisory...
04/29/2015
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-16 to Christine J. Engustian, Esq., the former Probate Judge for the City of East Providence, opining that she is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from representing clients before the East Providence Probate Court and...
03/12/2015
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-8 to Robert R. Moreau, a member of the Woonsocket City Council, opining that he may represent himself before the Woonsocket Board of Tax Review in order to appeal the tangible property tax assessed against a business that...
11/21/2014
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2014-30 to the members of the Retirement Board of the Employees' Retirement System of the State of Rhode Island, opining that the Code of Ethics requires those members of the Retirement Board who hold leadership positions in an...
11/20/2014
The Ethics Commission held its 12th meeting of 2014 on October 21, 2014. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2014-28 to Joseph J. Nicholson, Jr, Esq., the Interim City Manager for the City of Newport, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics...
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...
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-34 to Shelley Pezza, a member of both the Foster School Committee and the Foster-Glocester Regional School Committee, opining that the Code of Ethics prohibits her from participating in and voting on matters before either...
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-1 to Richard J. Fagnant, an alternate member of the Woonsocket Zoning Board, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in the Zoning Board's consideration of a dimensional variance...
The Ethics Commission held its 13th meeting of 2012 on October 16, 2012. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-28 to Stuart B. Hardy, a member of the Tiverton Planning Board, opining that he is prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in the...