Politics: RI oversight panel refused probe of Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios
So much for oversight:
A Rhode Island lawmaker urged a legislative oversight panel to investigate the state’s involvement with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s failed video game company but was told the issue was too politically charged to review in an election year.
Legislative correspondence reviewed by The Associated Press shows that Sen. Dawson Hodgson in August twice asked Sen. James Sheehan to convene hearings into 38 Studios, which collapsed after receiving a $75 million loan guarantee from the state.
Sheehan, who leads the Senate’s government oversight committee, responded that inquiries into 38 Studios could interfere with ongoing investigations into the debacle. He added that “conducting committee hearings at this time particularly during a politically charged campaign season could do more harm than good.”
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