ANOTHER LT. GOVERNOR CANDIDATE WHO WANTS TO ELIMINATE THE POSITION

It looks like Republican Rep Robert Lancia of Cranston is ready to make a run at the office of Lt. Governor. Lancia's former an exploratory committee to weight a possible run, but he sure sounded like his mind is already made up when he joined me on air. He says the missed Medicaid lawsuit appeal sealed the deal for him. Lancia recently was at the forefront of drawing attention to the diversion of the of tens of millions of dollars in E-911 fees plus his push to create an office of inspector general to root out waste, fraud and abuse. I asked him if he'd consider morphing the Lt. Governor's office into an office of inspector general and he said he thinks it's something that's needed. Lancia says he's talked to a lot of people and they say, "if you're running, I hope your running to eliminate the office." That was the late Bob Healy's intention when he ran for the office a total of SEVEN times. That office runs on a budget of approximately one million bucks. Lancia wants to use that to morph into the office of inspector general. Healy had the right idea.

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