The Providence Journal wins the exclusive first interview with Curt Schilling … and guess what: 38 Studios’ collapse wasn’t his fault, it was Chafee’s fault for scaring away investors by telling the public that the company didn’t have any money. If only Chafee could have scared away the state from investing way back when….
And, finally, an editorial on 38 Studios from the ProJo.
It seems as if smaller companies that received small loan guarantees from the state are faring much better than did 38 Studios and its huge $75 million loan guarantee, reports PBN.
Meanwhile, the spat between Gov. Chafee and Gina Raimondo continued on Friday with Chafee telling me Raimondo was the only general officer not to make it to a briefing on 38 Studios. Joy Fox, a spokesperson for Raimondo, told Ted Nesi that the treasurer didn’t know about the meeting but a spokesperson for the governor said she worked with Raimondo’s office on scheduling the meeting.
Not confident the General Assembly will approve a supplemental tax increase, the Woonsocket City Council asked the state to appoint a budget commission on Sunday night … something tells us this story is about to make much bigger headlines. Stay tuned.
John Kerry’s controversial yacht was back in Newport recently, according to the Boston Herald … but no word on whether Rhode Island gave the Massachusetts senator a loan guarantee to dock it here.