State Government Press Releases

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10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Commission violated the OMA when it held a site visit where members of the public were separated from the Commission members. The undisputed evidence revealed that during the site visit, a quorum of the Commission engaged in a "collective discussion" outside the...
10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged that members of the South Kingstown School Committee engaged in electronic and non-verbal communications outside the public purview during its April 9, 2019 meeting. Based on the undisputed evidence, we concluded that the evidence did not show that a quorum of the School...
10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Town Council violated the OMA when the Town Council President made statements during a public meeting that appeared to indicate the existence of conversations outside the public purview concerning the reappointment of municipal and probate judges. After requesting...
10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Fishermen's Advisory Board ("FAB") violated the OMA by meeting outside the public purview and by failing to post timely notice for a meeting. Guided by Rhode Island Supreme Court precedent, we concluded based on the totality of the evidence that the FAB is not a...
10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged that School Committee members discussed School Committee matters outside the public purview at some time prior to a public meeting. The School Committee submitted uncontroverted evidence in affidavit form that after being elected, the School Committee members did not...
10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Police Department violated the APRA when it failed to respond to her September 18, 2018 APRA request. The Police Department represented that it inadvertently failed to request an extension pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-3(e) and conceded that it failed to...
10/22/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a temporary lane shift on Route 146 North at the Route 116/George Washington Highway interchange as part of a $14.5 million project to replace the structurally deficient Louisquisset Pike Bridge in Lincoln. It is scheduled to...
10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged that the School violated the OMA when it failed to post notice of a March 29, 2019 meeting on the Secretary of State's website. The School submitted undisputed evidence that the March 29, 2019 event was a public hearing for public comment pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 23-19....
10/22/2019
October 22, 2019 WARNING: DHS was notified today by a customer that he had received a telephone call from a person whose Caller ID number reflected the DHS toll free number (1-855-697-4347). The caller may have identified themselves as working for DHS, and attempted to obtain personal and...
10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Police Department violated the APRA when it denied his multi-part request, which sought certain internal Police Department communications, as well as certain communications between the Police Department and various private entities and individuals. The Police...