State Government Press Releases

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12/11/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Rhode Island and 17 other states in English v. Mulvaney, a lawsuit challenging President Trump's decision to appoint Mick Mulvaney as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)....
12/08/2017
Attorneys General Sue EPA for Failing to Designate Areas with Unhealthy Levels of Smog The Clean Air Act's "Trigger" for Required Reductions in this Dangerous Air Pollution Attaining National Smog Standards Would Prevent up to 660 Premature Deaths, 230,000 Asthma Attacks in Kids
12/07/2017
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month Campaign Urges Motorists to Take Pledge to Never Drive Impaired Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and AAA Northeast today launched a holiday campaign to bring awareness to impaired driving as part of National Impaired...
11/27/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Eric Mensah (age 38), of Pawtucket, was sentenced on Friday, November 24, 2017, to a total of 35 years, with 25 years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation for multiple counts of first and second degree child molestation. In addition,
11/22/2017
Joining a bipartisan coalition of 11 attorneys general, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today expressed his strong opposition to the National Park Service's (NPS) proposal to dramatically increase entrance fees at 17 national parks. Under the proposal, the per vehicle entrance fee during the...
11/21/2017
The Office of Attorney General filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court citing the Town of North Kingstown for a reckless and/or willing and knowing violation of the Access to Public Records Act (APRA) when the Town failed to respond in a timely manner in accordance with APRA to a March 15,
11/20/2017
With the recent data breach at Equifax and the increased need for consumers to have greater control in protecting their identity from hackers, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced his intention to file legislation that would prohibit credit bureaus from charging all Rhode Island...
11/17/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Richard Baribault (age 42) and Troy Gunderway (age 47), both of Warwick, RI, were sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern for the August 1, 2015 murder of Fernando Silva, who was affectionately known as "Captain Fredy." Troy...
11/17/2017
Today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing a new amicus brief opposing President Trump's third travel ban. The amicus brief, filed in support of the plaintiffs in IRAP v. Trump, urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to affirm...
11/17/2017
Monies Represent State's Share from Mylan Qui Tam Settlement Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today presented a check for $1,505,081.43 to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, which represented the state's share of a qui tam settlement previously entered into between the...