- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The General Assembly may need to hold a special session in the fall to vote on a proposal for a Pawtucket Red Sox stadium in Providence.

House Speaker spokesman Larry Berman said Tuesday that lawmakers were running out of time to evaluate a stadium proposal. Berman says a proposal won’t be part of next week’s budget hearing.

The owners of the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox have been meeting behind closed doors with state lawmakers to come up with a new stadium proposal. The ownership group’s original proposal, asking for $120 million in state subsidies if they build a ballpark, was rejected by lawmakers.

The General Assembly could vote on the proposal, which would be a budget item. It would not require a public referendum.



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