State Government Press Releases

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05/11/2016
The Rhode Island State Senate unanimously passed legislation that prohibits so-called "patent trolls" in Rhode Island. The legislation (S 2542), filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin by Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere (R, District 38 Westerly, Charlestown, South...
05/11/2016
As part of an ongoing bridge preservation project, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will be temporarily closing Metro Center Boulevard to southbound traffic from Kilvert Street to just north of 100 Metro Center Boulevard (the area over the Airport Connector) in Warwick. The...
05/11/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo unveiled today an action plan aimed at reducing the number of overdose deaths in Rhode Island over the next three years. She also urged the General Assembly to pass the $4 million funding proposal in her FY 2017 budget which expands access to peer...
05/11/2016
Urges Passage of $4M Investment in Prevention, Treatment PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo unveiled today a detailed action plan aimed at reducing the number of overdose deaths in Rhode Island over the next three years. She also urged the General Assembly to pass the $4 million...
05/11/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Linehan (age 49) of Smithfield, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting more than $24,000 in unemployment insurance...
05/11/2016
Position: Manufacturing "Bootcamp" Job Number: --- Employer: RI Manufacturers Assoc. and Workforce Performance Solutions Location: Providence, RI --- (as seen on Channel 10) Position: Construction/Renovation Laborer Job Number: 725744<...
05/10/2016
"I applaud Speaker Mattiello and President Paiva Weed for introducing and supporting legislation to restore the RI Ethics Commission's jurisdiction over the General Assembly. Upon passage, it empowers Rhode Island voters to amend our constitution on Election Day to ensure that our state is run...
05/10/2016
Spike in Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths The results of initial toxicology screens suggest that Rhode Island is experiencing a significant increase in accidental opioid overdose deaths that involve the synthetic drug fentanyl. Although the results of confirmatory tests are still pending, these...
05/10/2016
The National Endowment for the Arts today announced that ten Rhode Island organizations, including the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, will receive $1,084,500 in federal grants through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These grants will support activities in communities throughout...
05/10/2016
On May 9, 2016, the Providence County Grand Jury completed its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the March 24, 2016 shooting of Dominique Silva by Officer Julianne Borsari of the Pawtucket Police Department. The Grand Jury determined the actions by the Officer were lawful and...