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  • When It Comes to Texting and Driving...#It Can Wait

    Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation are teaming up to bring AT&T's powerful “Txtng & Drivng…It Can Wait” awareness campaign to schools throughout Rhode Island this year. More →

  • Open Government/Access to Public Records

    The Open Government Unit investigates complaints against public bodies in Rhode Island for violations of the Open Meetings Act and/or the Access to Public Records Act. In 2013, the Unit investigated 92 open government complaints and issued 34 findings under the OMA and 27 findings under the APRA. More →

  • Take Charge! of Online Bullying

    AG Kilmartin and Cox are teaming up to encourage you to TakeCharge! of your family's communications by assessing your digital life. More →


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News & Press

10/16/2014 13:00 EDT
October is National Bullying Prevention Month With research showing that 54 percent of teens have witnessed online bullying, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is teaming up with Cox Communications to mark National Bullying Prevention Month with a stop at Johnston High School to speak with...
10/14/2014 14:45 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that New England mob associate Vincent "Tootsie" Tallo, age 53, with a last known address of 12 Poppyhill Drive, Johnston, pled nolo contendere today before Superior Court Justice Jeffrey A. Lanphear for operating an illegal gambling ring. Under...
10/14/2014 11:15 EDT
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin joined Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa at a press conference today to announce a $250,000 grant awarded to the City of Central Falls Nuisance Task Force to support the City's efforts to identify and remediate vacant and abandoned properties, launch of a tri-...
10/10/2014 16:30 EDT
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department Of Public Safety, joined Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Charles Fogarty, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI DLT) to announce that on Thursday,...

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08/22/2014 13:07 EDT
While there was widespread coverage of certain legislative initiatives this year, such as the master lever, NECAP graduation requirements, and, of course, naming calamari Rhode Island’s official appetizer, the General Assembly also passed several bills to make our neighborhoods safer and protect our most vulnerable citizens.

This session the General Assembly passed and Governor Lincoln Chafee signed 13 bills filed at my request to enhance the safety and security of elders and children, give prosecutors more tools to put violent gang members behind bars and update our Internet safety laws, among others.

Every person deserves to be treated with respect. Every person - no matter how young or old - deserves to be safe from those who live with them, care for them or come in day-to-day contact with them. 

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03/04/2014 16:27 EST
As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, I am warning Rhode Island consumers to be extra-vigilant about potential tax-related scams.Particularly in these difficult economic times, tax season can be very stressful – both mentally and financially – and con artists know that being under stress can make people more vulnerable.

My office is warning Rhode Islanders to be vigilant against predatory or even fraudulent tax-related offers. To help consumers avoid being scammed this tax season, we have put together a list of “red flags” to watch out for, and tips to help you – and your money – stay safe.
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