State Government Press Releases

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10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Police Department violated the APRA when it denied his multi-part request, which sought certain internal Police Department communications, as well as certain communications between the Police Department and various private entities and individuals. The Police...
10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged the Scituate Plan Commission ("Commission") failed to post meeting minutes for several meetings on the Secretary of State's website. The Commission acknowledged its failure to post meeting minutes for its December 18, 2018, January 15, 2019, February 19, 2019, March 19, 2019,
10/22/2019
The Complainant alleged that the Department of Public Safety ("DPS") and the Division of Motor Vehicles violated the Access to Public Records Act ("APRA") in responding to his APRA requests. The undisputed evidence indicated that the DPS withheld certain documents because disclosure could...
10/22/2019
Argues Separation of Powers violation opens door for inside dealing PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that she has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaration from the Superior Court that provisions of Article 15 of the FY20 Budget requiring legislative approval of marijuana...
10/21/2019
Ramp will remain closed until end of Route 6/10 Interchange project The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will close the Westminster Street on-ramp to Route 10 South in Providence effective Monday, November 4. The closure is necessary to...
10/21/2019
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that approximately 6,500 pounds of Great Value pork sausage patty products and turkey sausage patty products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Great Value products are sold at Walmart stores. ...
10/21/2019
Recently passed TIP amendment moves funds up for replacement spans The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) today announced the closure of the Barrington River and Palmer River bike path bridges, which...
10/21/2019
PROVIDENCE At a workshop organized by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Brewers Guild, Rhode Island's craft brewing industry and state environmental regulators will exchange ideas about making great beer in an ecologically friendly way, connecting the industry...
10/18/2019
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 found guilty in a court of law. On October 18, 2019, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jeffrey...
10/21/2019
Pilot program to educate more than 500 children this fall The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has developed a new program called Rhode to Bicycle Safety, which teaches elementary school-age children valuable skills for safe bike riding. Today RIDOT Director...