State Government Press Releases

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12/20/2017
Weather permitting, bridge scheduled to close on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced the second closure for the historic Slatersville Stone Arch Bridge that carries approximately 8,000 vehicles per day on Route 5 (...
12/20/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement today in response to passage of the GOP-Trump Tax Bill: "I stand with the majority of Americans who are deeply concerned and disappointed that President Trump and Republicans in Washington have passed a tax plan that...
12/20/2017
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2018 Local 1.0 Percent Hotel Tax Collections Report for August 2017. The Local 1.0 Percent Hotel Tax Collections Report, which is issued on a monthly basis, compares the collections from the state's local 1.0 percent...
12/20/2017
The Complainant alleged the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation ("Corporation") violated the APRA when its pre-payment estimate was unreasonable. This Department concluded that the Corporation's response to the APRA request, as well as the affidavit submitted by the Corporation, conclusively...
12/20/2017
Complainant alleged that an agenda item on the Town Council's July 17, 2017 meeting failed to sufficiently specify "the nature of the business to be discussed." R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-6(b). Consistent with Rhode Island Supreme Court precedent, we found that the agenda items "Adoption of 2017/2018...
12/19/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has reopened rural Railroad Avenue at the site of the former Slocum Bridge in North Kingstown by replacing the bridge with a concrete drainage structure. The bridge, in place since 1928, was scheduled for replacement in 2018, but with the...
12/19/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Arruda's Dairy Farms of Tiverton, Rhode Island is recalling its pint, quart, and half-gallon containers of egg nog because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The recalled packages were distributed to home...
12/19/2017
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has joined a coalition of 11 state and local Treasurers and Comptrollers in calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to halt the Trump administration's repeal of the Clean Power Plan - an EPA regulation that significantly reduces greenhouse...
12/18/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Joseph Esposito (age 71), of Narragansett, waived indictment and pleaded guilty today before Superior Court Justice Luis M. Matos to one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, two counts of delivery of a...
12/18/2017
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Raymond Tempest (age 64) entered an Alford plea in the 1982 murder of Doreen Picard in Woonsocket. The plea was entered in Providence County Superior Court in a proceeding overseen by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause. In entering...