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  1. Morgan may endorse Trillo, saying he's still a RepublicanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | CW28 Providence

    ... echoes what occurred after the 2014 gubernatorial primary, when Fung's vanquished rival that year, businessman Ken Block, also waited before eventually endorsing him. "I really love Rhode Island, and I want to see it well-governed," Morgan said. ...


  2. As Morgan taps Robitaille, Fung cites 38 StudiosRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | CW28 Providence

    ... said she would ask former Attorney General Arlene Violet to serve as inspector general and former candidate Ken Block to study waste and fraud. Morgan noted that Robitaille previously served as executive director of the Johnson and Wales Center for ...


  3. Morgan: Voters shouldn't give Fung 'a pass' on his record as mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | CW28 Providence

    ... former Attorney General Arlene Violet as the state's first inspector general and former gubernatorial candidate Ken Block to study waste and fraud in the state's temporary disability insurance (TDI) system. She said the R.I. Department of ...


  4. GOP's Morgan: I'll tap Ken Block, Arlene Violet if electedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 | CW28 Providence

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Patricia Morgan is promising to tap two prominent members of her party, former gubernatorial candidate Ken Block and former Attorney General Arlene Violet, to hunt waste if she gets elected. Morgan announced Tuesday she plans to have Block, a software engineer, "perform a waste and fraud investigation of our Temporary Disability Insurance program free of charge when I am governor."


  5. R.I. gubernatorial hopeful demands incumbent Democrat retract adRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 | The Day

    ... said as governor, she would root out government waste with the help of another former gubernatorial contender, Ken Block. Block has offered to do a free study of the state's temporary disability insurance program to look for waste and fraud, Morgan ...


  6. Politics | Bishop: The Debate DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Go Local

    ... people wisely doubted the veracity of those claims. And then Allan Fung, cornered at one of these forums with Ken Block the last election cycle and stung by criticism that he was too cozy with public unions in Cranston announced his support for ...


  7. Let's clear the smokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 |

    ... into the Fire Department operations a personal crusade, gaining the endorsement of former gubernatorial candidate Ken Block, the founder of Watchdog RI, and almost universally the ire of department higher-ups and, in some cases, elected officials ...


  8. Politics | A Lively Experiment - GoLocal's Nagle Joins...Read the original story

    Jul 16, 2018 | Go Local

    GoLocal's News Editor Kate Nagle joined the panel of RI PBS' "A Lively Experiment" to discuss Governor Gina Raimondo's pay-to-play scheme that was settled this week by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Others on this week's panel were Jim Hummel - Moderator, Bob Weygand - Former U.S. Congressman, Ken Block - Watchdog RI, and Dan McGowan - Reporter, WPRI.


  9. Politics | 2018 Governor's Race Playbook: Raimondo's Bad Week - Is the Primary a Horserace?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | Go Local

    ... is coming," added Brown. The Moderate Party has tapped Bill Gilbert to run for governor. The party was founded by Ken Block and he ran for governor under the Moderate Party flag in 2010. Block switched to the GOP in 2014 and lost in the primary to ...


  10. Rep. Morgan, Gov. Raimondo file complaints against rival FungRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | CW28 Providence

    ... through that year's election; records show he paid Carpionato $3,500 in all. His Republican primary rival in 2014, Ken Block, paid $24,500 to his landlord, Robert DiLeonardo. Democrat Gina Raimondo, who defeated Fung in November, paid $31,950 to her ...


  11. Politics | NEW: Chafee Says He Is "Very Unlikely" to Run for Governor in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | Go Local

    ... the vote; Republican John Robitaille got 33.6%; Democrat Frank Caprio got 23%, and then-Moderate Party candidate Ken Block got 6.5%. When asked what he thought of former Democratic Rhode Island Secretary of State Matt Brown now eyeing the Governor's ...


  12. Politics | NEW: Mattiello, Ruggerio Appoint Legislative Commission to Study Line Item VetoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2018 | Go Local

    ... of putting a line item veto in place. "They have not given enough time. This needs to be on the 2018 ballot," said Ken Block, a leading advocate for a Constitutional Amendment giving future governors the executive power. "There is not a lot to study ...


  13. News | Chair of Board of Election Launches More Than 50 Tweets Attacking Critics and ReformersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2017 | Go Local

    ... you sounded whiny about the fact you are not getting any traction." On Thursday, former GOP candidate for Governor Ken Block is one of the targets of Erickson's social media posts. Block has filed a number of complaints with the Board of Election ...


  14. Live Videos | Stenhouse Blasts "Unelected Bureaucrats" at ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Go Local

    Mike Stenhouse with the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity blasted "unelected bureaucrats" at the Rhode Island Board of Elections , after the BOE board on Monday directed its lawyer to propose fixes to the loophole created in 2008, which no longer required proper identification for those registering, in person, to vote, as required by 2003 federal law. "Despite baseless attacks against Ken Block, it turns out that his research was accurate," said Stenhouse, CEO of the Center.


  15. News | Pell, Block and Magaziner's Campaigns Owe More than $5 MillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2017 | Go Local

    Three of the biggest names in political campaigns in recent Rhode Island history owe millions and in some cases, the debts are years old. They are Clay Pell's campaign for Governor, Ken Block's campaigns for Governor, and sitting General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, who combined owe their respective candidates in excess of $5 million.


  16. R.I. voting concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | The Day

    Ken Block, a software entrepreneur and two-time gubernatorial candidate, has been looking into Rhode Island elections of late. What he has discovered, he contends, is shocking.


  17. Live Videos | Marion Open to Holding Oversight Hearings to Review...Read the original story

    Oct 11, 2017 | Go Local

    John Marion, head of Common Cause Rhode Island, said that he is open to the idea of House Oversight hearings on former GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Block's latest allegations regarding voter fraud in Rhode Island, Common Cause is on record saying Block's claims are false. Marion 's group has been outspoken about both Block's claims and his methods.


  18. News | ACLU Says Block's Claims Are FalseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 | Go Local

    The RI ACLU came out with a damning statement about claims made by former GOP candidate for governor Ken Block. A little more than a week ago, Common Cause RI pointed out some serious misrepresentations contained in a complaint that Ken Block filed with the Department of Justice about certain Rhode Island voting procedures.


  19. News | Block's Voter Fraud Allegations Spark Controversy in Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | Go Local

    Moderate Party founder and former gubernatorial candidate Ken Block filed a complaint with the DOJ this week alleging that Rhode Island violated federal election laws -- and now some in Rhode Island are firing back. "In short, the Help America Vote Act requires states to only register voters who provide either driver's licenses or Social Security numbers on their voter registration forms.