State Government Press Releases

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05/25/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee was joined today by Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Brigadier General Christopher P. Callahan, Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard, and other state officials for the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the...
05/25/2016
Providence, Rhode Island, May 24, 2016 - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels in southern portions of Rhode Island, including Kent, Washington, and Newport Counties during the afternoon and late into the evening hours on...
05/24/2016
Today, the Rhode Island Senate unanimously voted to approve a bill (S2516A), filed at the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and sponsored by Senator Maryellen Goodwin (D., District 1 Providence), that would make anyone convicted of sex trafficking be subject to the State's sex...
05/24/2016
"Today, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 68-0 to approve the Rhode Island Lobbying Reform Act (H.7388 Substitute A). This legislation will provide for a comprehensive reform of our state's lobbying laws. I thank House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, the bill's sponsors, Representatives...
05/24/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today Joao Viera (age 76), of Pawtucket, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury of two counts of first degree child molestation and one count of second degree child molestation. The jury returned the verdict in three hours...
05/24/2016
Calls for Immediate Action to Allow CDC-Funded Research into Gun Injuries and Deaths Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a multistate coalition urging Congress to immediately fund research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into the causes and prevention...
05/24/2016
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that through funding obtained by the Department of Transportation Office on Highway Safety, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
05/24/2016
Deborah Parente lost her son, Peter, to a drug overdose in 2015. Read her powerful story below. Parente writes, "Opioid addiction and overdose can enter any home. I know, because it entered mine... As a mother who has lost a child to overdose, I found it heartening that Gov. Gina Raimondo...
05/24/2016
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Dakota Style Foods is recalling a number of sunflower kernel products because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Dakota Style products being recalled are: 16 ounce Roasted and Salted Sunflower...
05/24/2016
New Rules Broaden Composting Categories, Streamline Permitting Process DEM today announced it recently amended regulations on composting facilities and recycling of food waste. The amendments, under Solid Waste Regulations Number 1 (General Requirements) and Number 8 (Composting Facilities),...