PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Block is pushing for the governor to have line-item veto power.
Block said Wednesday he launched an advocacy website for his effort to bring the line-item veto to Rhode Island.
The Moderate Party founder successfully worked to eliminate the straight-ticket voting option on Rhode Island ballots. He said after the master lever legislation was signed into law last year that his next project would be campaigning for the line-item veto.
He has said changes are needed to reform state government.
His website allows Rhode Islanders to send a pre-written email to legislative leaders asking them to pass a bill for the line-item veto. A bill has been introduced and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Block lost in the September primary.