State Government Press Releases

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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...
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-14 to Brian Andrade, a prospective Commissioner for the Johnston Housing Authority, a municipal appointed position, opining that the Code of Ethics does not prohibit him from serving as a Commissioner while he is also a...
The Commission took the following actions: Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-12 to Peter C. Naumann, a senior environmental scientist at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, a state employee position, opining that the Code of Ethics does not prohibit him from working as a...
The Ethics Commission held its 7th meeting of 2012 on May 1, 2012. The Commission took the following actions: The Commission adopted amendments to Commission Regulation 36-14-5002 – "Additional Circumstances Warranting Recusal." The amended regulation can be viewed here. The...
06/23/2011
The Ethics Commission held its 10th meeting of 2011 on June 21, 2011. The Commission issued the following advisory opinion: A.O. 2011-36 to Stephen Durkee, a member of the Providence City Plan Commission, opining that he must recuse from participation and vote in the City Plan Commission’s...
06/14/2011
The Ethics Commission held its 9th meeting of 2011 on June 7, 2011. The Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2011-34 to Jodi M. Gladstone, an alternate member of the East Greenwich Zoning Board of Review, opining that she may appear before the East Greenwich Zoning Board...
05/27/2011
The Ethics Commission held its 8th meeting of 2011 on May 17, 2011. The Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2011-32 to Steven G. O’Donnell, the Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety and Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, opining that...
03/14/2011
The Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2011-11 to George O. Steere, Jr., a member of the Glocester Town Council, opining that the Code of Ethics prohibits him from participating in and voting on the Town Council’s consideration of a proposed ordinance regulating the use of...
03/14/2011
The Ethics Commission held its 4th meeting of 2011 on March 8, 2011. The Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2011-14 to Cynthia A. Joyce, a member of the Foster-Glocester Regional School Committee, opining that she is prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating...