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07/17/2014 12:45 EDT
Thursday, July 17, 2014 PROVIDENCE—Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Hittner on premium increases requested by the state's insurers: "I want to thank Dr. Kathleen...
06/06/2014 11:00 EDT
Thursday, June 5, 2014 PROVIDENCE—Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts received an award for her leadership on behalf of the LGBTQ community from Youth Pride Inc. at the State House yesterday. The group sponsored a day-long "Celebration of Inspiration" for YPI youth members, staff, board of...
06/05/2014 10:00 EDT
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 PROVIDENCE—Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts today received the District Director Award from Rhode Island SBA District Director Mark S. Hayward at the 2014 Rhode Island Salute to Small Business luncheon. The event took place at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston and was
06/03/2014 12:45 EDT
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 PROVIDENCE—Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts today issued the following statement in response to an outdated health policy study on health insurance exchanges: "Rhode Island leads the nation with a resounding success in health reform implementation. Those who oppose...
05/19/2014 12:30 EDT
Monday, May 19, 2014 PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts honored Rhode Island's exemplary high school seniors today in the State Room of the Rhode Island State House as part of the Lieutenant Governor's Leadership Awards Program. Initiated in 1993 to recognize high school
10/25/2013 08:45 EDT
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 PROVIDENCE--Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts launched Operation Holiday Cheer 2013 today at the National Guard Armory on Airport Road in Warwick, accompanied by Mayor Scott Avedisian and Major General Kevin McBride, corporate and community sponsors, and 2012 care...
09/16/2013 17:15 EDT
Monday, September 16, 2013 Providence--"I was deeply saddened to learn of former Secretary of State Susan L. Farmer's passing. She was a woman of great courage and political leadership, serving as a role model for Rhode Island women throughout the state who aspired to participate in politics at...
09/04/2013 15:00 EDT
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 "I respect Governor Chafee's decision not to seek re-election for another term, and knowing his dedication to our state and his commitment to public service, I trust it was not an easy decision. For the remainder of our terms in office, I look forward to...
07/09/2013 14:00 EDT
July 9, 2013 Providence-based, family-owned and operated business established in 1913 by Peter S. Kaloostian Providence—Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, joined by state and local officials, will host a 100th Anniversary recognition ceremony on Wednesday, July 10th at 4:00 pm in the State Room...
07/09/2013 13:30 EDT
June 26, 2013 Providence--"I wholeheartedly embrace the Supreme Court's decision to strike down DOMA. This is a historic and significant civil rights victory for gays and lesbians in Rhode Island who have recently won the right to marry the person they love here at home. "It is a wonderful...
06/14/2013 15:15 EDT
June 14, 2013 Providence--The Executive Committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association elected Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts as its chair today, to fill the remaining term of Lt. Governor Timothy Murray of Massachusetts who stepped down earlier this month. The chair-elect, Lt....
05/21/2013 16:45 EDT
May 21, 2013 PROVIDENCE--Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts will be joined by Governor Lincoln Chafee and Major General Kevin McBride, Adjutant General of the Rhode Island National Guard, as well as state and local officials, on Friday, May 24, 2013, at 10:00 am on the southwest lawn of the State...
04/24/2013 16:15 EDT
Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts' Statement on Marriage Equality "It's a proud day to be a Rhode Islander, and as an elected official, I am thrilled that all committed, loving couples will now be treated and protected equally under the law. I commend and applaud the House and Senate for their...
04/23/2013 15:00 EDT
April 23, 2013 Providence, RI "I am elated that Senate Bill 38A has been voted out of committee, headed for a full debate and vote on the Senate floor. Our family members and friends, neighbors and co-workers deserve to be treated fairly and protected equally under the law, and this vote...
04/18/2013 16:00 EDT
Lt. Governor Roberts expressed her gratitude and congratulations to Rhode Island's Health Insurance Commissioner Chris Koller who has announced that he will be leaving Rhode Island in July to lead the Millbank Memorial Fund as its President. "Commissioner Koller has laid the groundwork for the...