State Government Press Releases

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08/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Rhode Island has agreed in principle to join the United States and other states to settle allegations against Mylan Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mylan Specialty L.P. (collectively "Mylan"). The settlement will resolve allegations that...
08/17/2017
Public Reminded to Guard against Mosquito Bites PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced a mosquito sample collected on August 7 in Warren has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is...
08/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and a coalition of 17 states filed an amicus brief yesterday in the United States Supreme Court in support of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") and several employees who are alleging violations of their legal rights. In these three consolidated cases -
08/17/2017
Media contact, Captain Derek Borek, District B Commander 401-444-1014 At 9:10 PM, Troopers arrested Bobbi Jo Marcotte, age 44, of 261 Richmond Townhouse Road, Richmond RI for Affidavit and Arrest Warrant for False Report of a Crime out of the Hope Valley Barracks. Arrest was the result of a...
08/17/2017
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today released an overview of the State's shareholder engagement activities during the past shareholder season, which includes actions to encourage gender and ethnic diversity on corporate boards, protect consumers from fraud and predatory lending...
08/17/2017
Registration for popular program that helps Rhode Islanders save energy, money opens August 21st PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up once again with the Arbor Day Foundation, Rhode Island Tree Council, and the Rhode Island Nursery and...
08/17/2017
On August 26, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Troopers arrested Jason Rodriques, age 37, of 1693 Riverside Avenue, Somerset, MA on a Second District Court Warrant for Failure to Appear for Pre-trial Conference on the original charge of Vandalism originating out of Newport Police Department. The arrest was...
08/16/2017
In the last two days, two food establishment owners in Rhode Island have reported receiving fraudulent calls from a man who identified himself as the Director of Health. The man requested their credit card information in order to pay for an upcoming inspection. The food establishment owners were...
08/16/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has renewed his request to Congress to amend the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA) to allow states the explicit authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online. In a bi-partisan...
08/16/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may...