House Speaker Supportive Of PawSox Stadium Plan

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(Providence, RI)  --  Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is indicating that he will now support a revised bill for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.  Mattiello told reporters on Tuesday that he expects House leaders to introduce the amended Senate bill on Thursday, which he says will remove the state safety net from local borrowing for the stadium.  The same stadium cost-sharing agreement would be kept from the Senate bill, which would have the PawSox pay 45-million dollars, and the state and Pawtucket would pay 38-million.  Mattiello had previously resisted the stadium plan out of stated concern for its impact on taxpayers.

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