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Providence, RI - The Rhode Island House Minority Office mourns the loss of David W. Dumas. David proudly served as a Rhode Island Representative from District 43 between 1983 and 1992. He was elected and served as House Minority Leader from 1990 to 1992. Most recently, he served as a legal counsel to the General Assembly. David is remembered fondly by his colleagues for his love of liberty, Rhode Island, and service to his constituents. He will be missed by the many whose lives he touched.
Providence, RI - On October 26th, the Providence Journal reported that Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has been delaying the release of RI voter database information. In an apparently unilateral move, the Secretary of State’s office has decided to depart from the long standing practice of including voters’ full dates of birth in the voter information files. The Secretary instead proposes supplying only voters’ birth years.
Providence, RI - The House Minority Caucus is proud to welcome David Place, Jack Lyle, and George Nardone to the State House. All three members each offer a unique skillset and the caucus is excited to continue working for the people of Rhode Island.
Providence, RI - Representative Elect Jack Lyle (R-Dist. 46, Lincoln, Pawtucket) has sent a formal letter to Attorney General Elect Peter Neronha asking that one of his first duties as Rhode Island’s Attorney General be opening a commission to investigate essential facts surrounding the infamous 38 Studios blunder.
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Providence, RI - House Republicans voted Wednesday to elevate Rep. Blake Filippi (District 36) to the position of Minority Leader. Filippi, who previously served as Minority Whip, has distinguished himself as an ardent defender of individual liberties, government reform, and the small business community in Rhode Island.
Providence, RI - Superior Court Judge Melissa Long ruled yesterday that the Attorney General must release any additional information relating to how the office spent the Google Settlement Funds to Representative Morgan with all fees waived. Judge Long cited “inherent public interest in the records.” Representative Morgan had paid $3,750 for prior documents and calls today a “partial victory.”
Group of House Republicans Condemn Attorney General’s Lack of Transparency Decry Unprofessional, Opaque Treatment of Requests Demand Reform for More Open State Government
Providence, RI - House Republican leaders are denouncing Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and his staff for their lack of transparency surrounding the 2012 Google Settlement documents. The group of representatives includes Leader Patricia Morgan, Senior Deputy Leader Anthony Giarrusso, and Representatives Sherry Roberts, Bob Quattrocchi, Justin Price, and Ken Mendonça. The representatives are condemning the actions of the Attorney General’s office in their handling of the release of the Google Settlement documents.
Providence, RI - House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan is criticizing Attorney General Peter Kilmartin for cost increases and obscured information in the Google settlement documents. Since paying almost $4,000 to the Attorney General’s office, Leader Morgan received the first batch of documents related to the $230 million 2012 Google Settlement, of which the Attorney General received $60 million. The documents have revealed inappropriate expenses, including utility bills and promotional pins. However, many of the documents are almost completely obscured with redactions.
STATE HOUSE -- Rep. Robert B. Lancia (R-Dist. 16, Cranston) will be serving as the guest of honor at India Day at the Rhode Island State House on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Providence, RI - Representative Robert B. Lancia (R-Dist. 16, Cranston) will be hosting a celebration for the Cranston National Budlong softball team’s accomplishment at the Junior League Softball World Series. The celebration is scheduled for Wednesday and will take place at Cranston’s Garden City. They finished off a fantastic year with a fourth-place finish at the Junior League Softball World Series over the weekend. Cranston is proud to celebrate our players and coaches and congratulate them on a job well done.