State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/11/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting February 24, 2009 At the 3rd meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2009-11 to Valerie Zuercher, a member of the Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee, who is also a social worker in the South Kingstown...
03/11/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting March 10, 2009 At the 3rd meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2009-14 to Gregory S. Dias, Esq., a former Assistant Solicitor for the City of East Providence,opining that he may represent individuals charged...
02/17/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting February 10, 2009 At the 2nd meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2009-5 to Lawrence G. Anderson, the Town Moderator for the Town of Little Compton, advising that the Code of Ethics does not prohibit him...
01/14/2009
Ethics Commission Meeting January 13, 2009 At the 1st meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinions: A.O. 2009-1 to Charles A. Collins, Jr. a member of the Scituate Town Council, who is also employed in his private capacity as a part-time bus...
01/02/2009
On December 22, 2008, the Ethics Commission filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the Rhode Island Supreme Court to ask that Court to review the October, 2008 Superior Court Decision which dismissed ethics charges against former Senate President William V. Irons, and, in so doing ,...