State Government Press Releases

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01/08/2018
Establishes Performance Targets and Metrics to Measure Compliance Establishes Third Party Monitoring and Formal Reporting Structure to Child Advocate Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement agreement between the State of Rhode Island and Children's...
01/04/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the Trump Administration to vastly expand offshore drilling in America, including off the East Coast: "This decision by the Administration is clearly driven by the oil and gas industry and it has...
01/03/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, 48 other state attorneys general, the District of Columbia, and more than 45 state mortgage regulators have reached a $45 million settlement with New Jersey-based mortgage lender and servicer PHH Mortgage Corporation. The settlement resolves allegations...
12/26/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, joining a coalition of eight attorneys general, filed a lawsuit today against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to force action under the Clean Air Act to ensure upwind states adequately control the pollution that blows into Rhode Island and other...
12/21/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and AAA Northeast were joined by law enforcement officials representing police departments from across the state, traffic safety officials, and drunk driving prevention organizations at a press conference today to raise awareness of the deadly consequences of...
12/18/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joseph Esposito (age 71), of Narragansett, waived indictment and pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Luis M. Matos to one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, two counts of delivery of a...
12/18/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Raymond Tempest (age 64) entered an Alford plea in the 1982 murder of Doreen Picard in Woonsocket. The plea was entered in Providence County Superior Court in a proceeding overseen by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause. In entering...
12/12/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that a Providence County Superior Court jury found Dari Garcia (age 27), of Providence, guilty of the August 17, 2014 home invasion and murder of Richard Catalano. The jury found Garcia guilty on all 14 counts including one count of murder,...
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