- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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.

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