State Government Press Releases

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04/20/2017
Continuing his commitment to strengthen Rhode Island's public finances, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today released the most exhaustive Debt Affordability Study in the state's history, setting new debt affordability targets for the first time since 1999. "It is imperative...
04/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and fellow state attorneys general urge Fourth Circuit to uphold district court ruling that struck down the second, scaled-back version of President Trump's Muslim ban Following their amicus brief opposing the Trump administration's request for a stay...
04/19/2017
More than $1 billion in compensation was paid to Rhode Islanders involved in the arts and cultural production sector in 2014, according to a new study released today through a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic...
04/14/2017
The Complainant alleged that the RICDHH violated the APRA when it failed to respond to her email asking for documents. Although we expressed doubts that the email was a cognizable request for documents pursuant to the APRA, the evidence indicated that the RICDHH did not have an APRA policy and,...
04/14/2017
Complainant alleged that the RICDHH violated the APRA when it failed to respond to two oral and one written request for documents. Complainant also alleged that the RICDHH failed to maintain written APRA procedures. The undisputed evidence indicated that although the two oral requests were...
04/14/2017
The Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it withheld requested documents. During the pendency of this matter, the Town offered to produce the requested documents but conditioned access upon pre-payment. Rhode Island General Laws 38-2-7(b) provides, in relevant part, that "[a]...
04/18/2017
Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined fellow state and local officials at a welcoming ceremony to mark the relocation and opening of Trade Area Systems, a real-estate intelligence company. The company provides advance site location services for major retailers...
04/18/2017
Each April, Rhode Island Treasury plans and promotes a month-long program of activities and educational opportunities to help financially empower Rhode Island, including workshops on saving for college and how to find out if the state is holding your unclaimed property. "Our financial system is...
04/18/2017
As part of her continuing efforts to foster innovation and economic development opportunities, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the appointment of the state's first Cybersecurity Officer. Mike Steinmetz will serve as the Governor's principal policy advisor on cybersecurity and will be...
04/18/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced that the Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge that carries Route 5 (Providence Pike) over the Branch River in North Smithfield is scheduled to close for rehabilitation effective Monday, May 1. The bridge will be closed through July. ...