State Government Press Releases

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07/25/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin - part of a bipartisan coalition of nine attorneys general - filed comments urging the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) to ban flavored tobacco products, which have been repeatedly shown to lead middle and high school students to begin tobacco use at a young...
07/25/2018
Providence, R.I. -- The Rhode Island Department of Revenue today released its FY 2018 Local 1.0 Percent Hotel Tax Collections Report for March 2018. 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...
07/25/2018
As part of his effort to update Rhode Island's State Plan on Alzheimer's, Lt. Governor Dan McKee is launching a series of Town Hall meetings across the state to collect input from Rhode Islanders whose lives have been impacted by the disease. In February, Lt. Governor McKee and the Rhode...
07/24/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goddard Park Beach and Kent County YMCA Upper Pond in Warwick, Echo Lake Campground Beach in Glocester, and Camp Hoffman Beach in Kingston for swimming because of high bacteria counts. RIDOH recommends re-opening Conimicut Point...
07/24/2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today signed legislation (S 2734 and H 7803) at Goldsmith Manor establishing an individual provider model for home care in Rhode Island. The model will give seniors and people with disabilities another option to be cared for at home where they can...
07/24/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Pepperidge Farm is recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. A seasoning that is applied to these crackers has been the subject of a recall due to the potential presence of Salmonella. The products were distributed...
07/24/2018
Rhode Island's Crime Victim Compensation Program is collaborating with the State of Nevada to assist with outreach efforts to ensure that everyone in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival during the October 1, 2017 shooting, knows how to apply to the Nevada Victims of Crime Program for...
07/23/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI After months of negotiations, Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced his plan to reduce the inflated paint recycling fees imposed on consumers by Paint Care, the multimillion-dollar national organization responsible for Rhode Island's paint recycling program. The Paint Care program...
07/23/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Mondelez Global is recalling certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella.
07/23/2018
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that on Friday, July 20, 2018, a Providence County Superior Court jury found Ezekial Johnson (age 28), of Pawtucket, guilty of the July 2007 murder of Jose Rodriguez. Johnson was found guilty of first degree murder, discharging a firearm while...