State Government Press Releases

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09/01/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Cumberland woman pleaded yesterday in Providence County Superior Court to striking and seriously injuring a AAA tow truck operator in 2019 and then fleeing the scene. The incident occurred on Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket. ...
08/28/2020
"I am disappointed and very concerned by the Office of Health Commissioner's approval today of health insurance rate increases in the individual market for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. We consider the rate increases approved by the Office of...
08/26/2020
In exercising its duty to review complaints under the Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), the Office of Attorney General must apply the law as written and as interpreted by the courts. The Attorney General has consistently advocated for greater transparency and accountability by all public...
08/19/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Warwick man has been sentenced today in Kent County Superior Court to serve 25 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) for committing multiple acts of child molestation against a single victim between 2012 and 2016.
08/19/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that a Central Falls man has been sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 19 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) after pleading to molesting an 11-year-old girl between 2017 and 2018. Amos...
08/18/2020
The Attorney General is deeply concerned that the self-described "transformative changes" inexplicably adopted by the United States Postal Service, at a time when the country is facing a pandemic that makes voting by mail more critical than ever, will negatively impact the fast, reliable postal...
08/13/2020
Proposed increases would affect over 45,000 Rhode Islanders as unemployment rates remain at near record levels PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that the Office of the Attorney General has filed objections with the Office of Health Insurance...
08/12/2020
The Attorney General and RIDEM bring enforcement action to resolve longstanding Clean Air Act violations by SMM New England Corporation - complaint and consent judgment filed in RI Superior Court PROVIDENCE, RI Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, Rhode Island Department of Environmental...
08/11/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Burrillville woman was given a five-year deferred sentence and was ordered to repay $16,402 to the State of Rhode Island after she pleaded to charges that she fraudulently obtained Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
08/11/2020
The Attorney General this morning filed a "Notice of Sentencing Enhancement Pursuant to the Rhode Island Hate Crimes Sentencing Act" in the matter of State of Rhode Island v. Richard Gordon, pending in Sixth Division District Court. As alleged in the complaint filed by the Barrington Police...