State Government Press Releases

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06/30/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General has reached a settlement agreement with the Western Coventry Fire District for a violation of the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA) when the Fire District failed to timely file or post the unofficial minutes...
06/30/2015
AG Kilmartin Joins Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Energy Advocates Sending Letter to ISO-New England and New England Transmission Owners Arguing for a Public Process for Proposed Rate Increases Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today, along with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura...
06/30/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that the Office of Attorney General has reached a settlement agreement with the Western Coventry Fire District for a violation of the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA) when the Fire District failed to timely file or post the unofficial minutes...
06/30/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Public Utilities Commission is expected to decide Wednesday whether to eliminate the so-called "billing adjustment" that has cost National Grid customers about $1.5 million so far this year after they switched to competitive electricity suppliers. As co-chairman of the...
07/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, today signed the Fiscal Year 2016 State Budget. This robust jobs plan begins the process of putting people back to work by rebuilding our schools, attracting and...
06/30/2015
Voters in North Smithfield will head to the polls on Tuesday, July 7, for a Special Election to fill a vacancy on the Town Council. On Thursday, July 2, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will host a voter outreach event in North Smithfield aimed at increasing awareness and voter participation.
06/29/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced today that work has begun to repair the Park Avenue Bridge over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Cranston, with the goal of reopening the span in a month's time. On Friday afternoon, RIDOT awarded a $411,000 contract to John...
06/29/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Paul Mahfouz (age 47), of 215 Judson Street, Raynham, MA, was sentenced to five years, with six months to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, for embezzling more than $5,000 from the Rhode Island Lottery and for unlawful...
06/29/2015
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Amtrak are beginning work on a project in South County that will benefit train operations in the Northeast and long-term transit planning in Rhode Island. The $41 million project involves construction of a third track at Kingston...
06/29/2015
Campers and Vacationers Advised to use only Local Firewood PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is responsible for the early detection and surveillance of exotic invasive insect pests and preventing the establishment of these pests into the state. The Asian Longhorned Beetle (...