State Government Press Releases

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07/09/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education did not violate the APRA when it denied the Complainant's APRA request for certain documents.
06/21/2013
The School Committee did not violate the OMA when it did not provide notice to a School Committee member that his conduct would be discussed in open session. The School Committee also did not violate the OMA by failing to include certain language in the December 12, 2012 minutes because that...
06/21/2013
The Westerly Housing Authority Board of Commissioners ("Board") did not violate the OMA during its February 21, 2013 meeting since the agenda included a statement specifying the nature of the business to be discussed. The Board did not violate the OMA when the agenda contained no provision...
06/20/2013
The Office of Attorney General found that the Cranston City Council violated the OMA during its March 25, 2013 meeting when ordinances were introduced and referred to other committees under the generic agenda item "New Business." Although R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-6(b) would have allowed the City...
06/20/2013
The Office of Attorney General found that, in this specific instance, provisions of the Town Charter and the OMA did not conflict; thus, the Coventry Town Council violated the OMA when it failed to provide forty-eight (48) hours notice before its meeting held on April 9, 2013. See R.I. Gen. Laws §