State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...