State Government Press Releases

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05/20/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has released the 2015-2016 Rhode Island Government Owner's Manual, a comprehensive publication that features information on local and state officials, and the state's Congressional delegation. The publication also includes our State Constitution and Charter, and...
05/13/2015
Providence, Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea today announced legislation that will strengthen, clarify and increase the transparency of Rhode Island's lobbying laws. Secretary Gorbea's comprehensive approach is contained in bills (H-6178, S-904) introduced on her behalf by...
05/12/2015
Providence, Rhode Island - Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will announce legislation to strengthen, clarify and increase the transparency of Rhode Island's lobbying laws at a press conference tomorrow. Secretary Gorbea will also announce the Department of State's action on the administrative...
05/07/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will honor 104 high school students representing more than 68 schools from across the state at an outdoor State House ceremony on Friday, May 8, at 5:30 PM. Secretary Gorbea will present the students with the 2015 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The...
05/06/2015
Last Wednesday, April 29, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea invited Rhode Islanders to choose a cover design for the new Rhode Island Government Owner's Manual, a comprehensive guide to local and state government published biannually by the Rhode Island Department of State. More than 500 Rhode...
05/04/2015
The Rhode Island Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Fellowship Program . The program provides a unique opportunity for college students to gain practical experience and knowledge about the daily operations of the Department of State and its divisions. Click...
05/04/2015
"As we celebrate Rhode Island Independence Day today, we are reminded of our state's rich history and our longstanding commitment to personal freedom, self-rule and democracy. Let's honor that great legacy of civic participation by expanding opportunities for Rhode Islanders to participate in a...
04/30/2015
Secretary of State Gorbea releases 2015 first quarter data for new business creation The number of new business entities created in the first quarter of 2015 increased by 30% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, according to data released today by the office of Secretary of State Nellie M....
04/29/2015
Every two years, the Department of State publishes the Rhode Island Government Owner's Manual, a comprehensive guide to local and state government that is distributed statewide in book form and also available online. This year, Secretary Gorbea wants to engage Rhode Islanders and give everyone an...
04/27/2015
A total of four candidates have filed the required declaration of candidacy form with the North Smithfield board of canvassers as a first step towards appearing on the ballot in the Special Election for Town Council. The deadline for filing a declaration of candidacy form was this past Friday,...