NEW: Lawmakers Refute Speaker Fox’s Claims on 38 Studios
Friday, October 19, 2012
Three State Representatives took to talk radio today to question House Speaker Gordon Fox’s claim that legislators were aware that former Red Sox ace Curt Schilling was interested in bringing his now-bankrupt video game company to Rhode Island when they voted on legislation that created the $125 million loan guaranty fund Schilling’s company benefitted from.
We now have Reps who will say ‘I never even heard of it. I don’t know who Curt Schilling is.’”
But Representatives Jon Brien, Rene Menard and former House Majority Whip Patrick O’Neill called into the Dan Yorke Show today to refute those claims. Brien was a co-sponsor of the EDC bill.
“There was no information about $75 million going to one company,” O’Neill said.
O’Neill resigned from House Leadership two weeks ago, citing constituent complaints about his vote in favor of the bill that helped bring Schilling’s company to the state.
O’Neill also told Yorke that he wouldn’t vote for Fox as Speaker if the election were taking place now.
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