State Government Press Releases

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04/30/2014
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2014-9 to George O. Steere, Jr., a member of the Glocester Town Council ("Town Council"), opining that he was not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from appearing before the Town Council to provide public comments on a...
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,...
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...
The Ethics Commission held its 11th meeting of 2012 on August 21, 2012. The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-20 to Brian M. Daniels, the Director of Performance Management in the Office of the Governor, opining that he may accept a position as the...
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-17 to Kenneth Parrilla, a member of the Westerly Town Council, a municipal elected position, opining that the Code of Ethics prohibits him from participating in the Town Council's consideration of the Misquamicut Beach...