State Government Press Releases

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09/28/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Marking the one-year anniversary of her Open Textbook Initiative designed to cut the cost of textbooks for Rhode Island college and university students, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced that the initiative has put more than $870,000 back in hardworking students' pockets.
09/28/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed legislation that makes public previously undisclosed records from the state's investigation of 38 Studios. The Governor also announced her administration will immediately file an objection to a court order obtained in June by Attorney...
09/27/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, today announced the start of a recruitment campaign for the 2018 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy. Colonel Assumpico's top priority since being appointed as...
09/27/2017
After receiving more than a dozen complaints from small business owners alerting the Office that they were targets of a billing scam with callers posing as representatives of National Grid, Attorney General Kilmartin is urging other businesses to be on high alert should they receive a phone call...
09/27/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising the public to avoid contact with the water in Pleasure Lake in Roger Williams Park, Providence; Stafford Pond in Tiverton; and the J.L.Curran Reservoir in Cranston. This...
09/27/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Preparations at the Rhode Island Division of Taxation are under way for the Rhode Island tax amnesty that begins in December. "The start of amnesty is still more than two months away, but we want to let tax professionals and taxpayers know that we are well along in our...
09/27/2017
Rhode Island's pension fund continues to deliver positive investment performance under Treasurer Magaziner's Back to Basics strategy earning $64.2 million in investment gains in the month of August which brings the fund's value to $8.17 billion. "Our Back to Basics investment strategy...
09/26/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Eric Menash (age 38), of Pawtucket, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of two counts of first degree child molestation and two counts of second degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict in less than two...
09/26/2017
In response to steps taken by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to rollback critical protections for student loan borrowers, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin sent a letter to DeVos requesting she standby agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on the issue of...
09/25/2017
Rhode Island's annual flu immunization campaign was launched today at the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) by Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, who vaccinated reporters and discussed the dangers of the flu and the importance of flu shots for everyone older than six...