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Rebuilding Rhode Island, Rebuilding RIDOT: RIDOT Investing in Much-Needed Road Repairs in South Kingstown

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is investing in much-needed repairs to 1.3 miles of roadway in the villages of Wakefield and Peace Dale in South Kingstown. Work is now underway with the initial task involving the installation of new drainage structures along a section of Kingstown Road, working south toward High Street.

Rhode Island Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Department of Human Services will conduct a public hearing to allow interested groups, organizations, and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed state plan for the RI Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Louis Pasteur Building, 57 Howard Avenue

Rhode Island Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division Returns nearly $1.5 Million to 1,500 People in...

During the first six weeks of the fiscal year, the Unclaimed Property Division of Rhode Island Treasury has successfully processed over 1,545 claims, returning $1,466,470 back to the community. During the same period last year, the program reunited 1070 people with just over $725,000

New Energy Efficiency Financing Program at Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank Helps Rhode Island Communities...

One year after Governor Gina M. Raimondo and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner worked with General Assembly leaders to establish new green finance programs at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB), the agency is providing $17.2 million in financing to six communities, with a robust pipeline of future demand. The initial round of funding will support a variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Pawtucket, Providence, Cranston, West Warwick, Westerly and Newport.

MERS Mortgage Assignment Valid

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced the Rhode Island Superior Court granted summary judgment in MERS’ favor. In pdf Mendoza v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Sys., Inc. (177 KB) , the plaintiffs attacked the validity of a MERS assignment by claiming that MERS was not authorized to execute the assignment of a mortgage.

DEM announces new round of Brownfields grant funding

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced $1.25 million is available in matching grant funds to support the cleanup of contaminated properties, known as "brownfields," and create jobs in Rhode Island. A Request for Proposals opens today – with a deadline of October 7, 2016

PR 16-29 Brien v. Woonsocket Housing Authority – No Violation

The Complainant sought copies of all reports prepared by a search consultant who was hired to evaluate applications and resumes of candidates for the position of the Woonsocket Housing Authority's Executive Director. There were two responsive documents, one that lists the names of applicants and identified these individuals into different categories, and second, a scoring grid of various applicants

Rhode Island Housing Opens New HelpCenter and Hardest Hit Fund Office in Warwick

Governor Gina Raimondo, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and mayors from Rhode Island cities and towns affected by the housing and foreclosure crisis joined Rhode Island Housing to announce the grand opening of Rhode Island Housing’s HelpCenter and Hardest Hit Fund office in Warwick and to discuss the deployment of more than $36 million in additional funding for the Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island (HHFRI) program. These funds were allocated to Rhode Island by the U.S. Treasury earlier this year to help families avoid losing their homes, stabilize neighborhoods, and prevent the spread of foreclosures

Rhode Island Treasury Reunited 8,860 People with $11.7 Million in Unclaimed Property in FY16

The Office of Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner reunited 8,860 people with $11.7 million in unclaimed property in the fiscal year that ended on June 30

$1.3 Million in New Funding to Fight Homelessness in Rhode Island

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced today that the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and Social Finance is receiving nearly $1.3 million in new federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Pay for Success Permanent Supportive Housing Demonstration Program

Delegation Announces $100,000 to Help Young Ex-Offenders in Providence Find Housing, Work

Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) to help the Providence Housing Authority pave the way for young people with criminal or juvenile records to find jobs, affordable housing, and educational opportunities.

PR 15-50B MacDougall v. Department of Health and Office of Drinking Water Quality (DOH...

In MacDougall v. Department of Health and Office of Drinking Water Quality (DOH and DWQ), PR 15-50, this Department concluded that the DOH and DWQ violated the APRA when it failed to respond to the Complainant's APRA request. The sole issue addressed in the supplemental finding was whether the DOH and DWQ's violation was willful and knowing, or reckless. After reviewing the DOH and DWQ's supplemental response, we concluded there was insufficient evidence to find that the violation was willful and knowing, or reckless

Senate passes bills to promote renewable energy

The Rhode Island Senate today passed a trio of bills aimed at promoting job growth in clean energy industries in the state. The bills extend and/or expand nationally recognized programs that foster renewable energy development.

President Signs Whitehouse Bill to Protect Servicemembers and Veterans from Foreclosure

Last night, President Barack Obama signed into law Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act, extending key foreclosure protection to those who serve. The legislation had passed both houses of Congress with unanimous support. Whitehouse released the following statement on the bill’s signing.

Cicilline Spearheads Effort to Assist Rhode Island Municipalities With Wastewater Infrastructure

As concerns continue to mount regarding the safety and security of America’s water infrastructure, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today led colleagues in requesting that this year’s federal funding bill direct the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize aging wastewater management systems in financially distressed municipalities when selecting projects through its general construction fund.

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The Office of Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner reunited 8,860 people with $11.7 million in unclaimed property in the fiscal year that ended on June 30

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Rebuilding Rhode Island, Rebuilding RIDOT: RIDOT Investing in Much-Needed Road Repairs...

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is investing in much-needed repairs to 1.3 miles of roadway in the villages of Wakefield and Peace Dale in South Kingstown. Work is now underway with the initial task involving the installation of new drainage structures along a section of Kingstown Road, working south toward High Street.