State Government Press Releases

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09/19/2017
The South Kingstown School Committee violated the OMA when the members engaged in a "rolling" or "walking" quorum, which occurs when a majority of the members of a public body attain a quorum through a series of one-on-one conversations or interactions. These discussions concerned not only...
09/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today appointed Melissa Husband as Deputy Secretary of State/Director of Administration. Husband steps into the position vacated by Melissa Long, recently confirmed as Superior Court Judge by the Rhode Island Senate. Husband joins the RI...
09/19/2017
On Friday, September 22nd at 1:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with Newport Mayor Henry Winthrop to host an Empower RI information session at the Newport Public Library to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills. During the...
09/19/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she and a coalition of individuals and organizations have secured more than $170,000 in commitments from donors to cover the $495 renewal fee for every DREAMer in Rhode Island who is eligible to apply for renewal of their Deferred...
09/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general seeks documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the nationwide opioid epidemic. This information will enable the...
09/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and A.T. Wall, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (DOC), today announced a settlement agreement between the State of Rhode Island and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ filed a lawsuit in 2014 against the State and DOC alleging...
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...