State Government Press Releases

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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...
02/09/2011
The Ethics Commission held its 2nd meeting of 2011 on January 25, 2011. The Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2011-8 to Robert Coulter, a member of the Tiverton Town Council, opining that he may participate in and perform his public duties as they relate to a funding...
12/22/2010
Ethics Commission Meeting December 21, 2010 At the 20th meeting of the Commission in 2010, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2010-54 to Steven M. Costantino, a legislator serving in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, opining that the Code of Ethics did not...
10/19/2010
Ethics Commission Meeting September 28, 2010 At the 17th meeting of the Commission in 2010, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2010-45 to Carmino A. Paliotta, a Chief Distribution Officer for the Rhode Island Department of Natural Resources, opining that the Code of...
09/21/2010
Ethics Commission Meeting September 14, 2010 At the 16th meeting of the Commission in 2010, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2010-44 to Michael P. Quinn, Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Policy Board ("CJPB"), opining that members of the CJPB who are employed...
07/23/2010
Ethics Commission Meeting July 20, 2010 At the 13th meeting of the Commission in 2010, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2010-35 to David A. Coughlin, a member of the Pawtucket School Committee, opining as to the limitations that the Code of Ethics places on him,...
06/02/2010
Ethics Commission Meeting June 1, 2010 At the 11th meeting of the Commission in 2010, the Commission issued the following advisory opinion: A.O. 2010-28 to Gail Chatfield, Deputy Town Clerk for the Town of Scituate, opining that the Code of Ethics does not prohibit her from drafting meeting...
05/13/2010
Ethics Commission Meeting May 4, 2010 At the 9th meeting of the Commission in 2010, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2010-20 to Col. Brendan P. Doherty, the Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, opining that he may participate in contract negotiations...