- Associated Press - Monday, August 23, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Lincoln Chafee says he plans to attend the upcoming meeting of the state Economic Development Corporation in protest of a decision to approve a $75 million loan guarantee to Curt Schilling’s video game company.

Chafee, an independent candidate for governor, says he’ll attend the corporation’s meeting on Monday.

He has criticized the corporation’s arrangement with 38 Studios, a company founded by the former Boston Red Sox pitcher. He says it puts taxpayer money at risk and is an unwise business decision.

Proponents say if the company relocates from Massachusetts, it could bring hundreds of dollars and help revitalize Rhode Island’s floundering economy.

Meanwhile, Ken Block, the Moderate Party gubernatorial candidate, says he’s filed a public records request with the corporation seeking any documents related to the loan guarantee.



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