State Government Press Releases

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02/22/2018
Jim Gillen Anchor Youth Recovery Community Center to Provide Access to Recovery Supports for Youth in Rhode Island who have Substance Use Disorders At a press conference today at the newly-opened Jim Gillen Anchor Youth Recovery Community Center in Providence, Attorney General Peter F....
02/21/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in urging Congress to pass the Clarify Lawful Overseas Use of Data ("CLOUD") Act that would clarify when law enforcement can obtain email data stored on foreign servers. Attorney General Kilmartin was...
02/20/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of states in opposing an application by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to regain its status as a nationally-recognized accreditor, noting the accreditor's "extreme and far-reaching oversight failures" and...
02/15/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jeffry Rosario (age 23), of Pawtucket, was sentenced yesterday by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for his role in an August 2017 home invasion in which the defendant pretended to a police officer. Rosario had pleaded guilty on February 1,
02/12/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a bipartisan coalition of 56 states and territories today urging Congress to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment. Too often employees are required to sign employment contracts containing arbitration agreements mandating...
02/09/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Araya Brinkley (age 54), of Providence, was sentenced today for the May 23, 2015 stabbing death of 41-year-old Troy Henderson of Providence. The State recommended the defendant be sentenced to life in prison. Superior Court Justice Netti C....
02/07/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement regarding the detention of Lilian Calderon-Gordillo, who, while spared deportation while her case is being decided by the U.S. District Court, is still being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): "Lilian came...
02/07/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in English v. Trump, a lawsuit challenging President Trump's decision to appoint Mick Mulvaney as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The brief, filed...
02/06/2018
Joining a coalition of 17 Attorneys General, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor proposal to rescind a rule that allows all employees to keep the tips they have earned. The rule issued in 2011 clarified that, consistent with long-established...
02/06/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that yesterday Joseph Ametal (age 53), of Cranston, waived indictment and pleaded nolo contendere to one count of second degree robbery for the November 28, 2017 robbery of the Citizens Bank located at 10 West Shore Road, Warwick. Under the terms of...