State Government Press Releases

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02/01/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today urged U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to terminate his plan to allow offshore drilling off the coast of Rhode Island. Kilmartin stressed those comments to Secretary in a letter signed by attorneys general from 12 coastline states. Kilmartin and...
01/31/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today James Lombardi (age 33), of Cranston, waived indictment and pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Luis Matos to the April 2017 murder of Krystal Boswell (age 29) of Fall River. Under the terms of the plea, Lombardi was sentenced to...
01/29/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Axel Morales (age 22) pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault with a dangerous weapon domestic in the July 3, 2016 death of Cesar Alonzo and assault of Karla Estrada. In addition, he pleaded guilty to violation of a no contact order. ...
01/29/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Alvin Huggins (age 34), of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty today to second degree murder for the May 26, 2015 stabbing murder of his girlfriend and mother of his two children Yanira Flores. Under the terms of the plea, Huggins was sentenced to 60...
01/22/2018
21 Attorneys General File Amicus Brief in Mark Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, Urging SCOTUS to Follow Precedent that Empowers States to Manage Labor Relations as They Deem Appropriate Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that he is joining a coalition of 21 Attorneys General...
01/22/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today John Avarista (age 35), of Cranston, RI, pleaded nolo contendere before Superior Court Magistrate John F. McBurney to one count of domestic strangulation and one count of violation of a no contact order third offense. Under the terms of the...
01/16/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and a coalition of 22 Attorneys General filed a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission's illegal rollback of Net Neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, formally...
01/12/2018
Citing several concerns, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced his opposition to the construction of the Invenergy power plant in Burrillville and his intention to seek permission from the Court to file an amicus brief in Rhode Island Superior Court challenging the plant's water-...
01/10/2018
Following the reduction of the federal corporate tax rate, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined a bipartisan coalition of 18 state attorneys general, state agencies, and consumer advocates in calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to take immediate steps to ensure...
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...