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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...
04/18/2013 16:00 EDT
"I was saddened and angered by the terrible tragedy in Boston today, on what should have been a triumphant occasion for everyone who ran or supported someone in the marathon. We send thoughts and prayers to the families, loved ones and friends of the many injured and affected, and we thank the...
04/09/2013 14:00 EDT
April 9, 2013 Health care providers, insurers, patients, government leaders and community organizations will collaborate with national experts from The Advisory Board Company on State Healthcare Innovation Plan PROVIDENCE--This week, Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, chair of the Rhode Island...
01/24/2013 19:15 EST
January 24, 2013 "Today marks a historic first step toward the legal recognition of same-sex marriages for Rhode Island gay and lesbian couples, whom we know as our neighbors and co-workers, our family members and friends. "I applaud our House of Representatives for their forward-thinking...
12/05/2012 16:45 EST
December 5, 2012 PROVIDENCE—Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts and Major General Kevin McBride, Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of Rhode Island National Guard, will welcome dozens of volunteers at the 10th Annual "Operation Holiday Cheer" collection drive at 10:30 am on...
11/27/2012 13:00 EST
November 27, 2012 Series Hosted by Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts and DEA Director Catherine Taylor to gather input for comprehensive State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders PROVIDENCE--The first Listening Session for the State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related...