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Block Makes Statement On Ethics In Ri Politics

Providence, RI - Today, Republican Candidate for Governor Ken Block called for the need to change how politicians operate in Rhode Island. Citing the contributions Treasurer Raimondo, Mayor Fung, and Mayor Taveras made to Speaker Fox, as well as Treasurer Raimondo's and Mayor Taveras' walking with Speaker Fox in his district, all while allegations of pay-to-play and corruption in the 38 Studios deal and PEDP Loans were being made, Mr. Block said, "We need a change agent as Governor, and these career politicians kissed the brass ring of power despite the stench of 38 Studios." Additionally, Mr. Block highlighted the fact that…
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Ken Block Statement On Report From RI Center For Freedom & Prosperity

Warwick – Republican Candidate for Governor Ken Block issued the following statement on the Rhode Island Center for Freedom&Prosperity’s "Spotlight on Spending" report on wasteful spending: “The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity's report is absolutely correct.  We need to cut wasteful spending from the budget and reduce taxes.  This is the only way we will be able to create new jobs and stabilize Rhode Island’s budget. Too many career politicians think it is fine to simply maintain the status quo on taxes and increase government spending, but this will not accomplish what Rhode Island needs.  'No New Taxes'…
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Block: Appointment Of Reps. Macbeth And Dickinson Encouraging

Warwick -  Republican Candidate for Governor Ken Block issued the following statement on the appointment of new leadership for the House Oversight Committee. "I congratulate Representative MacBeth on her appointment as Chair of the House Oversight Committee and Representative Dickinson on his appointment as Vice-Chairman. They both have records of standing up to the political establishment and fighting against the back room corruption of the 38 Studios deal.  When I was testifying to the legislature against the 38 Studios loan repayment, passed by Democratic leadership over the objections of the House Republican Caucus, Representative MacBeth was already advocating for subpoenas…
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Block Calls On Chafee To Negotiate Short-term Contract

WARWICK, RI: Republican candidate for Governor Ken Block called on Governor Chafee to negotiate a short-term contract with state employees. "We must let the next Governor negotiate this contract,” said Block. “It doesn't make sense for our next Governor to have their hands tied. Governor Chafee should negotiate a one-year extension and nothing beyond that especially given the fiscal situation we see that lies ahead for our state.” As recently reported in the Providence Journal, the state is currently negotiating with unions on a new contract for state workers. The Governor’s FY2015 Budget estimates that the state will experience increasing…
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Block Presents His Plan To Save RI

Rhode Island - The Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Block is proposing an ambitious plan that called "Let's Fix RI" to improve the future of Rhode Island with large tax cuts and government reform. Block at a press conference on Tuesday, said among other things, that if elected he would try reducing taxes on vehicles, as well as commercial and state taxes. He also wants to reduce spending on unemployment benefits and temporary disability and would give the state ethics commission more powers. Block, a businessman who founded the Moderate Party of Rhode Island, said that the economy is suffering because…
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Raimondo and Fung “engage in destructive political games,” says Ken Block

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Block says Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung are "engaging in destructive political games instead of working to solve the state's problems." "There is one main reason why Rhode Island has wound up as one of the worst states for jobs in the country: career politicians who pander for votes and make awful decisions as a result," said Block. Block pointed to a Wall Street Journal article describing how Treasurer Raimondo got the State Investment Commission to pull pension investments out of one of the highest-performing funds in the portfolio due to pressure from the…
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