State Government Press Releases

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08/26/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting August 18, 2009 At the 12th meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinion: A.O. 2009-31 to Patrick Luther, Chief Plumbing Investigator for the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, opining that the Code of Ethics...
07/07/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting June 16, 2009 At the 9th meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinion: A.O. 2009-24 to Michael P. Jolin, former Deputy Chief of Legal Services at the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, opining that he is not...
06/18/2009
June 17, 2009  REQUEST FOR COMMENT: New General Commission Advisory 2009-1: Nepotism The Rhode Island Ethics Commission invites you to provide written information and comment concerning a draft of a new General Commission Advisory (G.C.A. 2009-1) relating to Nepotism. This newly proposed G....
06/17/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting June 16, 2009 At the 9th meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinion: A.O. 2009-24 to Michael P. Jolin, former Deputy Chief of Legal Services at the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, opining that he is not...
06/04/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting June 2, 2009 At the 8th meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinion: A.O. 2009-23 to Stephen Archambault, a member of the Smithfield Town Council, a municipal elected position, opining that he is not prohibited from...
05/26/2009
On May 13, 2009, the Rhode Island Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of William V. Irons v. The Rhode Island Ethics Commission, No. 2008-335-M.P. and 2009-01-M.P. Specifically, the Court heard the Commission's argument in regard to the Speech in Debate issue as well as Iron's response,...
05/26/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting May 19, 2009 At the 7th meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission did not issue any advisory opinions. In the matter of In re: James Conway , Complaint No. 2009-1 an Initial Determination was made that the complaint alleged facts sufficient to constitute a...
05/14/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting April 21, 2009 At the 6th meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2009-21 to the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, a state employee position, opining that the Commission for...
03/26/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting March 24, 2009 At the 5th meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2009-16 to Brian P. Stern, Esq. the Chief of Staff for the Governor of the State of Rhode Island, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code...
03/24/2009
Commission files brief with R.I. Supreme Court in Irons case On March 17, 2009, the Ethics Commission filed its first brief on writ of certiorari with the Rhode Island Supreme Court in regard to the Speech in Debate clause issue as decided by the Superior Court in the Irons case. The Commission...