State Government Press Releases

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09/06/2017
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that 85 mosquito samples from 30 traps set on Monday, August 28 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Mosquito-borne diseases are more prevalent in...
09/11/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration's announcement that they will be ending DACA: "Rhode Island was founded on the values of tolerance and diversity. Throughout our history, our state has been strengthened...
09/05/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health's annual beach monitoring period ended on August 31, 2017.
09/05/2017
Complainant alleged that the Commission violated the OMA during its March 21, 2017 meeting when it discussed a topic not included on the agenda. Based on the corroborated affidavit and meeting minutes, we found that the Commission Chairman passed out copies of a letter concerning an item not...
09/05/2017
The Town of North Kingstown violated the APRA when it failed to timely respond to the Complainant's APRA request. See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-7. The Town provided no argument or evidence that the Complainant's APRA request did not comply with its APRA procedures. Rather, the Town places blame on...
09/05/2017
The Complainant alleged that the CRMC violated the APRA when it failed to adequately respond to requests for documents. We found that the Complainant's email to the CRMC's Executive Director was not a valid APRA request because it failed to comply with the CRMC's APRA procedures, contained a...
09/05/2017
The Complainant alleged that the DOT violated the APRA when it claimed it did not maintain certain records responsive to two requested categories and when it withheld a requested document responsive to a third requested category pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(K) as a "draft." With respect...
09/05/2017
The Complainant alleged the East Providence Board of Assessment Review's agenda for its December 6, 2016 meeting did not indicate the date, time and location of the meeting nor was it specific enough to inform the public of the nature of the business to be discussed. In response to this Department'
09/05/2017
The Rhode Island Northern Collaborative is not a "public body" within the "executive branch of state government [or] all state public and quasi-public boards, agencies and corporations, [or] those public bodies set forth in subdivision (b)(2)." R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-7(d). Accordingly, the failure...
09/05/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Rhode Island has joined with 31 other states in a $3.5 million-dollar settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software...