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SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Ken Block, former Moderate Party candidate and current Republican Party candidate for Governor, made a visit to the South County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night for a meet and greet with a group of area voters.
If elected governor, he said, the first thing that he will do is hold a press conference urging physicians to cease the issuance of 12-week work notices that allow Rhode Island residents to receive a full three months of temporary disability checks every year.
â€śI just have to put every doctor on notice the day after the election that the day I take office, they will be audited if they are writing twelve week notes and they better damn well have a cold case for it. The number of twelve week notes are going to plummet right off the bat.â€ť
Block estimates that he will be able to save taxpayers $80 million dollars a year with that single press conference.
He cites the need for the cuts on what he referred to as an abuse of the system by those who donâ€™t really need it.