State Government Press Releases

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03/18/2015
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today that there will be a special election in House District 33 to fill the seat of former State Representative Donald J. Lally, Jr. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. House District 33 includes parts of Narragansett and South Kingstown. "I appreciate...
03/10/2015
Second meeting to take place Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10AM The Secretary of State's Lobbying Advisory Task Force, established to help guide efforts to strengthen and clarify Rhode Island's lobbying laws and regulations while ensuring transparency, will hold its second meeting Wednesday,...
03/04/2015
First meeting to take place Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10AM Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has convened a Lobbying Advisory Task Force that will help guide efforts to strengthen and clarify Rhode Island's lobbying laws and regulations while ensuring transparency. "The state's lobbying...
02/26/2015
Today, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea's Transition Committee released its report, "Restart Rhode Island." The Committee, chaired by Arianne Corrente and consisting of 12 prominent business, civic and non-profit leaders from across Rhode Island, has outlined 20 key recommendations designed to...
02/24/2015
Secretary of State of State Nellie M. Gorbea is warning Rhode Island business owners not to be misled by a deceptive letter that appears to come from an official government source. The letter is being mailed by an entity calling itself "Annual Business Services." Several businesses have...
02/23/2015
During the summer of 1862, Rhode Island Governor William Sprague IV proposed the formation of a "colored regiment" to aid the Union's war effort. African Americans from across the northeast wrote to Governor Sprague offering to serve. The 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery was established the...
02/17/2015
Voters in Central Falls will participate in a citywide election this Thursday, February 19, and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea urges all eligible voters to get out and vote. Voters across the city will have the opportunity to choose between two candidates vying for the position of City...
02/13/2015
PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State of State Nellie M. Gorbea is warning Rhode Island business owners not to be misled by an email solicitation from "Rhode Island Corporate Compliance (RICC)." "The email cites the Revised Model Business Corporations Act which requires corporations to keep...
02/05/2015
150 years ago this April, the Confederate army surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia signaling the end of the Civil War and the start of a new chapter in our nation's collective identity. A new exhibit at the Rhode Island State Archives commemorates the 150th anniversary of the end of the...
02/03/2015
Voters in Central Falls' fifth City Council ward will participate in a non-partisan primary this Thursday, February 5, and Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea urges all eligible voters to vote. "I am committed to ensuring that every Rhode Islander who is eligible to vote has every opportunity...