GOP Rep. Lancia Exploring Run for Lt. Gov - Wants to Eliminate Office and Replace with Inspector Gen
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
“As Lt. Governor, one of my top priorities will be to create the office of Inspector General to help root out waste, fraud, and abuse in state government. It is the centerpiece of my plan to lower taxes and reduce our bloated budget. So many citizens, over the years, have seen the office of Lt. Governor as one of little use or value. I, however, believe I will be able to use it to streamline cost and spending in our state government,” said Lancia.
“I worked tirelessly to shed a light on the fact that taxpayer money federally mandated for 911 services was being diverted to the state’s general fund, leaving many cities and towns without critical resources during emergencies. I fought for veterans, as well as for children, again reaping positive legislative results. Additionally, I saw to it that we lowered the beach fees in our state, allowing more accessibility while keeping money in the pockets of fellow Rhode Islanders,” said Lancia in a press release earlier in the day.
In Lancia runs, he would face the winner of the contentious race between progressive State Legislator Aaron Regunberg and sitting Democratic Lt. Governor Dan McKee.
Related Slideshow: GoLocal: Benchmark Poll, October 2017
Next year, in November of 2018, there will be a statewide general election for Governor and many other state offices. How likely is it that you will vote in this election?
Will you definitely be voting, will you probably be voting, are you 50-50...
Definitely be voting: 78%
Probably be voting: 13%
What would you say is the number one problem facing Rhode Island that you would like the Governor to address?
Jobs and economy: 21%
State budget: 9%
Corruption/Public integrity: .8%
Don’t know: .9%
Recently, a proposal has been made to permit the issuance of $81 million in bonds by the State to build a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. If there was an election today on this issue, would you vote to approve or reject issuing $81 million in financing supported moral obligation bonds to build the stadium?
Net: Approve: 28%
Definitely approve: 15%
Probably approve: 14%
Net: Reject: 67%
Probably reject: 19%
Definitely reject: 48%
Don't know: 4%
The next question is about the total income of YOUR HOUSEHOLD for the PAST 12 MONTHS. Please include your income PLUS the income of all members living in your household (including cohabiting partners and armed forces members living at home).
$50,000 or less: 27%
More $50,000 but less than $75,000: 13%
More $75,000 but less than $100,000: 13%
More $100,000 but less than $150,000: 17%
$150,000 or more: 13%
Don't know/refused: 17%
What particular ethnic group or nationality - such as English, French, Italian, Irish, Latino, Jewish, African American, and so forth - do you consider yourself a part of or feel closest to?
Black or African American: 6%
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