State Government Press Releases

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09/19/2017
18 Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing the Ban, Citing Harm to States' Residents, Institutions, and Economies Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 18 attorneys general, filed a new amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court opposing President Trump's travel...
09/19/2017
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) reports that small concentrations of orangestriped oakworm caterpillars have begun defoliating trees in areas of western Rhode Island. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of all species of oak trees and have been detected...
09/18/2017
Calling the so-called package of "justice reinvestment" bills a result of a sham commission controlled by the Governor with a pre-determined outcome and whose members were never given an opportunity to vote on final package, Attorney General Kilmartin is warning legislators and the Governor that...
09/18/2017
CRANSTON, RI- The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) advises Rhode Islanders to prepare for the impacts of Hurricane Jose. Rhode Island coastal communities are currently under a Tropical Storm Warning. Jose slowly continues to track closer to New England with the effects of the...
09/18/2017
Actions against two companies that misclassified employees as independent contractors help secure nearly $1 million in back pay for 200 workers plus civil penalties of $1.3 million. CRANSTON, RI The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) today announced the...
09/18/2017
Monday, September 18 Position: Customer Service Associate Job Number: 759793 Employer: Cumberland Farms Location: Westerly, RI Rate based on experience (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Manufacturing Recruitment Job...
09/15/2017
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has been notified of a recall of Maine mussels. The affected product was harvested on September 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 from Frenchman's Bay in Maine. This recall is being initiated because levels of the toxin that cause Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP)...
09/15/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined with attorneys general around the country in a letter to credit reporting firm Equifax requesting that it disable links for enrollment in fee-based credit monitoring service in the wake of the massive data breach impacting 143 million people. ...
09/15/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation and state leaders, today signed an Executive Order outlining Rhode Island's Action Plan to Stand Up to Climate Change. "As Governor, my job is first and foremost to keep Rhode Islanders...
09/14/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - School buildings in every district in the state get a failing grade in Rhode Island's first-ever statewide, independent study of public school facilities. The R.I. Department of Education (RIDE)'s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report, a year-long assessment...