With regard to 38 Studios, the media has pointed its finger at Curt schilling, Keith Stokes, (Thanks) Don Carcieri, Linc Chafee and Gina Raimondo … but Dan McGowan is the first reporter to point towards legislative leadership. I asked Chafee about this yesterday: if the he wants all the EDC board members who supported the 38 Studios deal to step down, what have his conversations been like with House Speaker Gordon Fox, who also supported it. Being budget season, Chafee said, they haven’t had that discussion yet.
Just in case you thought the real estate crash was behind us, Ted Nesi reminds us that a third of homeowners in Providence and Kent County are still underwater on their mortgages.
Most obvious headline of the day: “R.I. seen trailing national recovery”
Scott MacKay pens a piece about the Projo’s love affair with Gina Raimondo … her office has often accused me of giving the treasurer bad press, and I’ve always countered that so glowing has most of the media coverage been about Raimondo that they may have lost touch with the difference between fair press and bad press.
Here’s the NY Times’ coverage of the “tentative” deal between Providence and its labor unions … By the way, a Times columnist is tentatively working on a piece about Woonsocket. Stay tuned…
If you look at what the Projo has been reporting the past few days and what we have been, at least we are both hearing the same stuff … whether any of it is true or not, remains to be seen.