State Government Press Releases

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12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management is stocking trout in ponds throughout Rhode Island for the winter fishing season beginning January 6, 2015. Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock approximately 3,000 trout in eight (8) ponds statewide. Carbuncle Pond, Coventry, Olney...
12/30/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor-elect Gina Raimondo today announced the appointment of Anya Rader Wallack, Ph.D., as Director of HealthSource RI (HSRI), Rhode Island's health insurance exchange. Wallack has a long career in state health policy, including serving two Governors in Vermont and working...
12/30/2014
If your New Year's resolution is to slim down and exercise more, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin reminds Rhode Islanders to exercise good consumer protection when choosing a health club facility. "In a rush to follow through on resolutions to get fit and healthy, many consumers don't take...
12/29/2014
On September 15, 2014, the Complainant requested data and images extracted from an individual's cell phone during a search warrant. On September 26, 2014, the City denied the APRA request, citing, among other provisions, R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(D)(c), which exempts from public disclosure...
12/29/2014
The Complainant alleged various APRA violations against the Fire District and while many of these allegation were found to be non-meritorious, this Department did find that the Fire District failed to provide the specific reasons for the denial, see R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-7(a), and failed to provide...
12/29/2014
The Complainant alleged the RITBA violated the APRA when it improperly withheld records responsive to her August 9, 2013 APRA request. The APRA request sought amendments made to a contract and this request was denied by letter dated August 13, 2013 when RITBA represented that the requested...
12/29/2014
The Complaint alleged that the Fire District committed numerous OMA violations ranging from 2004 to 2013, typically relating to maintaining open session minutes and the failure to articulate and record an open call. See R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-7(a); 42-46-4. This Department determined that the Fire...
12/26/2014
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that a series of overnight closures for a portion of Route 146 South in Providence, as well as a closure for I-95 South's Exit 22 (Downtown Providence/Routes 6 & 10), continue next week. The closures are needed for...
12/24/2014
Proposed Military Lending Act Rules Are An Improvement, But Loopholes Remain That Expose Service Members To Abusive Fees And "Sham" Secured Loans With Sky High Interest RatesA.G. Kilmartin: We Must Protect Service Members From Financial Abuse While They Protect Our Country ...
12/24/2014
Providence, R.I. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Rhode Island Department of Administration's Office of Regulatory Reform (ORR) and Office of Digital Excellence (ODE) have selected 10 municipalities to pilot a new statewide e-permitting initiative. It will modernize state and...