So much for the prospect of 38 Studios taking advantage of film and TV (and evidently video game?) tax credits … it turns out that because Big Schill registered his company in Deleware – no doubt for tax purposes – that he isn’t eligible for tax relief in Rhode Island, reports Ted Nesi. Note to self (and local gov’t leaders): never hire Curt Schilling to do anything that doesn’t have to do with baseball.
Meanwhile, despite Gina Raimondo’s attempts to undercut Gov. Chafee on the 38 Studios financial fiasco, the oft-embattled governor has come out of his political shell and really proven to be a strong leader during this crisis, reports the Associated Press. Forget the bloody sock, Curt Schilling may well go down in RI history as the guy who made Gov. Carcieri look like a fool and Gov. Chafee look like a man.
Meanwhile, in non-38 Studios news, just in case anyone cares about such stuff, Chafee signed the medical marijuana dispensary bill into law yesterday … look for cannabis compassion centers to open in Rhode Island soon.
Turns out RI Future isn’t the only local outfit looking to take advantage of Netroots Nation being in Providence this year … Occupy Providence is planning a four-day sidewalk occupation during the annual conference of progressive activists and journalists.
Every once in a blue moon we agree with Mitt Romney … such as when he said recently that education is the “civil rights issue of our era.” For examples of how this is playing out locally, see our reporting on East Greenwich looking into getting every high school student and iPad while Central Falls and other urban districts can’t afford textbooks for every student and Barrington’s tuition proposal.
It seems as if at least someone appreciates all the hard work I put into RI Future … also today in a landmark day for your favorite ocal progressive news website as our first two paid advertisements are now live. Thanks for all your help in building us into an organization that the free market would want to invest in.