State Government Press Releases

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08/04/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of 16 Attorneys General, filed a new amicus brief in the Hawaii travel ban litigation, opposing the Trump administration's appeal of the decision by the district court that the ban should not prevent grandparents and other close relatives of...
08/02/2017
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin today commented on the decision by Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern finding Christian Lepore (age 35), of Richmond, RI, not guilty by reason of insanity in the May 28, 2016 beating death of 62-year-old John O'Neil and the assault of several police...
08/01/2017
Lawsuit Challenges EPA's Illegal One-Year Delay in Protecting Public's Health from Dangerous Smog Pollution In one of the strongest actions against the Trump Administration taken to date, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and 15 other state attorneys general today filed a lawsuit...
07/31/2017
As the news locally of increased energy rates expected this winter, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin urged members of Congress to preserve and expand the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funding in the 2018 federal budget. ...
07/28/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and a group of 19 other attorneys general U.S. Senate leaders not to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Arbitration Rule, which stops companies from forcing consumers to sign away their legal rights. The House recently passed a Joint...
07/28/2017
In a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined attorneys general from several states and the District of Columbia expressing their opposition to the President's ban on transgender people serving in the Armed Forces. In addition to...
07/25/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Rhode Island has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Celgene Corporation (Celgene) engaged in a variety of marketing schemes to promote the use of its drugs Thalomid and Revlimid for off-label use and by...
07/25/2017
To assist the public in obtaining the required national criminal background checks mandated by various Rhode Island General Laws, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is again offering state and national background check services at several locations across the state throughout August. In...
07/24/2017
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, as part of a coalition of 11 state Attorneys General, today filed a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for illegally delaying a vital rule meant to protect communities, workers, and first responders from dangerous...
07/19/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and 19 attorneys general nationwide sent a letter United States Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing concern over reports the Department of Education is preparing to roll back important protections for survivors of sexual assault on college...