State Government Press Releases

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01/27/2021
PROVIDENCE Over the past year, Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Wildlife Outreach staff have been developing a series of educational resources for K-8 educators, organized thematically into learning kits. The materials Rhody Critter Kits contain lesson plans, activities, videos,...
01/28/2021
The Rhode Island Pension Fund reached an all-time high at the end of 2020, closing out December at $9.495 billion in assets and gaining more than $302 million in the month alone. The Pension Fund has continued to steadily grow despite COVID-19 market volatility under Treasurer Magaziner's Back to...
01/27/2021
No arrests to report.
01/26/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and Rhode Island Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott announced today that they are extending the time for completion of their review of the application of Chamber/Ivy (Prospect CharterCARE) under the Hospital Conversions Act....
01/26/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is reminding Rhode Islanders that they have until Sunday, January 31, to register to vote or update their voter information for the state's special referenda election on March 2. Rhode Islanders can check their voter registration status by using...
01/26/2021
Since March 2020, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households that were not already receiving the maximum SNAP benefit amount for their household size received an increase to their benefits to bring them to the maximum amount. The federal government approved a similar...
01/26/2021
Media Contact: Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, District B Commander, Rhode Island State Police, 401-764-5608 or matthew.moynihan@risp.gov On January 25, 2020, at 11:50 PM, Troopers of the Traffic Safety Unit arrested Frederico M. DaLuz, age 39, of 29 Suffolk Street, Apt #1 for 1.) Driving Under...
01/25/2021
The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising people of a voluntary recall by Lancaster Foods LLC of its processed butternut squash items due to potential for Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. The recalled items were distributed in retail stores in several states, including Rhode...
01/25/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will launch the federal tax-filing season on Friday, February 12, 2021. For the benefit and convenience of taxpayers and tax preparers, the Rhode Island tax-filing season will begin on the same date. Thus, on February 12, 2021,
01/25/2021
Affiliated Monitors, Inc., the independent consultant retained by the Office of Attorney General in 2014 to monitor Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., Prospect CharterCARE, and the other transacting parties' compliance with certain conditions set forth in the Attorney General's May 16, 2014 Hospital...