State Government Press Releases

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01/11/2010
Emergency Management Advisory Council meeting to present update on H1N1 flu plans and preparations PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts will convene the Emergency Management Advisory Council (EMAC), Tuesday, January 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Labor and Training in Cranston.
01/11/2010
More seniors now eligible for low-income “Extra Help” prescription drug subsidy as of January 1 PROVIDENCE- Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, Chair of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council, today reminds seniors that they may now be eligible for increased prescription drug assistance from...
01/08/2010
Roberts convenes state’s primary oral health coalition to renew efforts at improving access to oral health in Rhode Island PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts, chair of the Rhode Island Oral Health Commission, will reconvene the Commission at a kick-off meeting and Oral Health State...
01/05/2010
PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts issued the following statement today regarding the override by the General Assembly of Governor Carcieri’s veto of S-777A and H-5613A, legislation that would establish a board of directors to create uniform, statewide health plans for all public school...
01/05/2010
Roberts praises General Assembly for restoring legislation preserving the basic human right to grieve for the loss of a loved one PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts issued the following statement today regarding the override by the General Assembly of Governor Carcieri’s veto of S-...
01/05/2010
Calls for immediate appointment of new board members to position Rhode Island’s economy for recovery PROVIDENCE-- Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts praised today’s announcement of Keith Stokes as director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC). “Rhode Islanders are...
12/22/2009
Extension included in Defense Appropriation bill adds six months of coverage for the unemployed PROVIDENCE-- Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts today thanked the Rhode Island federal delegation, President Obama and Congress for extending a federal subsidy that helps unemployed Rhode Islanders keep...
12/10/2009
Cranston “Main Street” holiday event for Buy Local RI continues the statewide initiative to grow sales and customer base for locally owned businesses PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, continues her holiday “Main Street” walking...
12/09/2009
Wakefield “Main Street” holiday event for Buy Local RI continues the statewide initiative to grow sales and customer base for locally owned businesses PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, continues her holiday “Main Street” walking...
12/08/2009
Roberts to make “Main Street” holiday tour of Chepachet local businesses and celebrate Brown & Hopkins Country Store 200th Anniversary PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, continues her holiday “Main Street” walking tours to...