State Government Press Releases

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04/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee today joined U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. to kick off the start of RIDOT's 2021 construction season. The event was...
04/19/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Governor Dan McKee, joined by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and legislative sponsors, today signed into law the Fair Housing Practices Act (S-0561, H-5257) which prohibits housing discrimination against renters based on their source of...
04/19/2021
PROVIDENCE During Earth Week, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to be intentional in taking small but purposeful steps to live more sustainably. Taken together, the simple behavioral changes that we can all make each day at home, on the road, at work...
04/16/2021
At 2:13 AM, Troopers arrested Daniel A. Lacroix, age 42, of 385 Harkney Hill Road, Coventry RI for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs- 1st Offense- Blood Results Pending. Arrest was the result of Troopers responding to a motor vehicle accident and the subsequent...
04/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that season beach passes and gift certificates will be available for purchase at www.riparks.com/beach-pass beginning Tuesday, April 20. Individuals may purchase resident, non-resident, or senior season beach passes at this...
04/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will hold virtual public hearings this month on proposed fee changes for daily parking at Misquamicut State Beach and Lot G in the Port of Galilee. Due to the Covid-19 emergency, which prevents the Department from holding...
04/15/2021
The federal government recently approved that some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households will receive a minimum supplemental payment of $95 each month. Affected Rhode Island SNAP recipients will receive the April supplemental payment in April sometime after April 16, 2021.
04/15/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that his office has issued a finding in response to an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) complaint filed against the Narragansett Police Department by Dimitri Lyssikatos. As detailed in the finding, the Office of the Attorney...
04/15/2021
PROVIDENCE The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that more than $160,000 in funding under the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act (LASA) grant program is available for projects that support the growth, development, and marketing of local food and seafood in Rhode Island. The...
04/15/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued the following statement today expressing his Office's concern over deficiencies in the application process for a proposed medical waste facility in West Warwick: "The regulatory process required in our state to approve facilities that...