State Senator Joshua Miller (D-Cranston) says he won't be a candidate for lieutenant governor next year.
"After careful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2014," Miller tells RIPR. "I wanted to make my decision early, allowing individuals who encouraged me to have sufficient time to identify and support other candidates."
Rhode Island has a big celebration coming up and the time to get tickets for the fund-raising gala is dwindling down.
Three and a half centuries ago, Rhode Island struck a blow that would ripple around the globe when England granted the colony a charter that for the first time in the modern world set up a government that gave absolute religious freedom to citizens.
As if Rhode Island wasn’t already enough of a Democratic one-party state, the latest voter registration numbers from the secretary of state’s office show that the Ocean State has gotten even more Democratic since the 2006 midterm elections.
The state Archives is staging a special exhibition to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the first Rhode Island state constitution. The exhibit features an array of original documents, including journals from the first constitutional convention in 1824, petitions to expand the right to vote and a copy of the 1841 “People’s Constitution” as ratified by supporters of Thomas Dorr.
Secretary of State Ralph Mollis says it’s an exhibit well worth seeing for people interested in Rhode Island history.
Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis is warning local businesses about a scam. A letter that appears to come from the state asks businesses to fill out a form and pay a $125 document fee. The notification claims to be coming from the “Rhode Island Corporate Compliance” office. Secretary of State Ralph Mollis says this letter is not legitimate.
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Providence City Councilor Terry Hassett, who was among the earliest to emerge as a prospective candidate for secretary of state in 2014, says he'll decide by month's end whether to pursue a campaign for that office.
The field of potential candidates for SoS has changed considerably since Hassett's interest was first reported in mid-2011.
(PROVIDENCE, RI) Lobbyists in the state of Rhode Island have two reports due Tuesday. Lobbyists who represented clients before the General Assembly last year are expected to file both a report for last December and for the entire year of 2012.
The information contained in these reports makes up part of what is found on the website of Secretary of State Ralph Mollis. The annual report is required whenever a state official is given anything worth more than $250 by a lobbyist.