State Government Press Releases

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08/08/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today John Carnevale (age 56), of Providence, RI, pleaded nolo contendere to one count of perjury before Superior Court Justice Bennett Gallo. Under the terms of the plea, Carnevale was sentenced to five years with nine months to serve on home...
08/08/2018
John Carnevale to be removed from primary ballot. "Today the Department of State has learned that state representative candidate for District 13, John Carnevale, pled no contest to a single felony count of perjury and received a sentence of five years suspended. Given this information, and...
08/08/2018
A public hearing will be held to consider the proposed Intended Use Plan for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds for the federal fiscal year 2019 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the RI Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, 57 Howard Avenue, West Wing Conference Room, 1st...
08/08/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner today announced that his office reunited nearly 50,000 people with unclaimed property in the fiscal year than ended on June 30, 2018, nearly five times the amount of any previous year. This increase is due to the launch of the...
08/07/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Warren Town Beach for swimming because of high bacteria levels. RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season. The status of a beach may change on a...
08/07/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, part of a coalition of seven Attorneys General, filed suit against the Trump administration to block its efforts to punish jurisdictions that did not agree to immigration-related conditions on federal law enforcement grants. In the suit filed in the U.S....
08/06/2018
The Pascoag Fire District violated the APRA when it failed to respond to a request in a timely manner. The Fire District was directed to file a supplemental response so that this Department could examine and determine whether the violation was "knowing and willful" or "reckless" within R.I. Gen....
08/06/2018
The fifty-seven (57) Subcommittees of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee sought an OMA advisory opinion concerning whether they are "public bod[ies]" subject to the OMA. However, we were provided few facts regarding the fifty-seven (57) Subcommittees upon whose status we were asked to opine....
08/06/2018
Based upon this Department's in camera review of the executive session meeting minutes, the Exeter West Greenwich Regional School District did not violate the OMA. The evidence revealed that the School District properly convened into executive session and its discussion was proper under R.I. Gen....
08/06/2018
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach UNHEALTHY levels statewide during the afternoon and into the evening on Tuesday, August 7th. The poor air quality will be due to elevated ground level ozone concentrations. Fine...