State Government Press Releases

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10/15/2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Major Dennis B. Fleming, Detective Commander (#401-444-1005) No arrests to report.
10/14/2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Major Dennis B. Fleming, Detective Commander (#401-444-1005) No arrests to report.
10/13/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today joined with attorney general from 16 states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit challenging President Trump's rollback of healthcare subsidies arguing the loss of funds and financial uncertainty will lead to higher insurance costs for...
10/13/2017
The Complainant alleged the Cranston Police Department violated the APRA when it improperly denied his request for a specific incident report that did not culminate in an arrest. The APRA request implicated R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(D)(c), which exempts from public disclosure records maintained...
10/13/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced an upcoming temporary traffic pattern for a section of Route 112 on the Richmond/Charlestown line that will involve a full-time lane closure for approximately three years. RIDOT is replacing the Carolina Bridges, a series of...
10/12/2017
Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it charged prepayment for documents responsive to his APRA request. We found that the City properly charged for matters fairly within the ambit of search and retrieval, as permitted by R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-4(b). We also noted that the City...
10/12/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Robert Fonseca (age 30), of East Providence, was sentenced today on his guilty plea before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, and...
10/12/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by 18 Attorneys General, arguing that employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The Attorneys General argue that their States have strong...
10/12/2017
On October 12th at 6:00 p.m. Governor Raimondo, Treasurer Magaziner, and Education Commissioner Wagner will host the first in a series of public forums to discuss the mounting infrastructure crisis in school facilities throughout Rhode Island. We look forward to hearing feedback from students,...
10/12/2017
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2018 Local 1.0 Percent Meal and Beverage Tax Collections Report for July 2017. The Local 1.0 Percent Meal and Beverage Tax Collections Report compares the collections from the state's local 1.0 percent meal and...