State Government Press Releases

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08/26/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting July 21, 2009 At the 11th meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinion: A.O. 2009-26 to James T. Conway, Jr., Deputy Chief of the Valley Falls Fire Department, opining that the Code of Ethics does not prohibit the...
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...