- Associated Press - Thursday, April 13, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new bill may ensure that the only thing a taxpayer has to pay for at a Pawtucket Red Sox game would be a hot dog and price of admission.

A bill introduced in the Rhode Island legislature would bar public money being spent on new stadium construction.

Republican representative Patricia Morgan tells WJAR-TV (https://bit.ly/2oqZ0Xp ) that as a private company intended to make money the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate should be responsible for building their own stadium.

He says the rationale for the stadium bill is that “the amount of money and long-term jobs it will bring in is not worth the substantial risk.”

The bill would mandate a vote from the General Assembly before any public finances are used to pay for a stadium.

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Information from: WJAR-TV, https://www.turnto10.com


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