State Government Press Releases

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10/22/2015
The Ethics Commission held its 12th meeting of 2015 on October 20, 2015. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-42 to Allison G. Cote, a senior compliance officer at the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, opining that she is not prohibited by the...
10/15/2015
The Ethics Commission held its 11th meeting of 2015 on September 22, 2015. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-37 to Scott Millar, the former Administrator of Sustainable Watersheds for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, who has...
07/24/2015
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2015-29 to Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from accepting a gift from...
06/17/2015
The Ethics Commission held its 8th meeting of 2015 on June 16, 2015. The Commission took the following actions: Unanimously voted to approve an Informal Resolution & Settlement in the matter of In re: Susan Cicilline-Buonanno, Complaint No. 2015-3. The Respondent utilized her Cranston...
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...
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...
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...