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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.
âI 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
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 donât really need it.