State Government Press Releases

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08/07/2020
"Today is another victory for voting rights and the safety of Rhode Islanders. I thank the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit for upholding the removal of Rhode Island's burdensome requirement that voters obtain two witnesses or a notary to vote by mail during the pandemic, and for...
08/07/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) have released an Outbreak Response Playbook: Pre K - 12 guide today, providing district and school leaders with guidance on how to respond to various scenarios involving COVID-19 and their students,...
08/07/2020
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Third Beach in Middletown and Easton's Beach (also known as First Beach) in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to...
08/07/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Subcommittees violated the OMA when they failed to post meeting minutes on the Secretary of State's website for at least two years. Based on the undisputed evidence presented, we determined that the Ordinance Subcommittee is "solely advisory in nature" and...
08/07/2020
The Complainant alleged the City violated the APRA when it failed to respond to her APRA request within ten (10) business days. The City did not dispute that it failed to timely respond to the request and indicated that the failure was due to the request going to a "spam" folder. Accordingly, we...
08/07/2020
The Complainant alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA during its March 12, 2020 executive session meeting by discussing a matter that pertained to the Complainant without providing prior notice to him and without listing it on the agenda. Based on our review, the totality of the evidence...
08/07/2020
The Complainant alleged that Rhode Island College ("RIC") violated the APRA when it did not provide all documents responsive to his APRA request. In particular Complainant alleged that RIC had not provided a certain responsive email. The record revealed that after the Complaint was filed, RIC...
08/07/2020
The Complainant alleged the Town Council violated the OMA when the agenda for its January 27, 2020 meeting did not fairly inform the public that the Town Council would vote to authorize the submission of a proposal to the Department of Environmental Management. Based on the totality of the...
08/07/2020
The Complainant alleged that CCRI violated the APRA when it withheld a report prepared by outside vendor Financial Aid Services pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(B) and (K). CCRI maintained that its denial was proper because Financial Aid Services was a private vendor hired as a consultant...
08/07/2020
PROVIDENCE With hot weather and sunny skies expected this holiday weekend, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding beach visitors that they must wear face coverings while on the pavilions and practice social distancing at Rhode Island state beaches. Rhode Islanders are...