State Government Press Releases

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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...
10/11/2017
Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. Artur Debarros (age 21) 564 Hunts Street Central Falls, RI P1-2017-2898AG</
10/11/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that General Mills is recalling two days of production of Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola cereal because of an undeclared allergen. There have been no reports of illness. Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin...
10/11/2017
Today, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin urged credit reporting agencies Experian and TransUnion to stop charging fees to consumers who want to put in place credit freezes on their accounts in light of the massive data breach at the consumer reporting agency Equifax. Attorney General...