The Rhode Island Republican Party will host a presentation this evening to inform the general public about the failure of 38 Studios and its potential long-term impact on state finances. The event will be held at the GOP headquarters in Warwick, Rhode Island.
State Representative Michael Chippendale, a member of two congressional oversight committees looking into the 38 Studios deal, will give a slideshow presentation on the issue. That will be followed by an audience Q&A session.
"This presentation would be good for people who haven’t kept up with the issue and just know very little about it and want to be educated on the subject," Chippendale told the Warwick Beacon.
Chippendale says that messaging campaign by the Republican party in the state is meant to educate the public on the importance of this issue.
"Education is power," Chippendale continued. "The public deserves to be informed and should want to be. You should be informed on all state affairs, but especially with 38 Studios there is so much at stake and so much damage done towards the taxpayers. People should know what’s happening."
The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the party’s headquarters (1800 Post Road, Suite 17-I) in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Of course some of the "message" in this presentation will be about Democrats involved in state government and both chambers of Congress who were either directly or indirectly involved in pushing through legislation (or influencing officials) that helped 38 Studios secure the $75 million loan in the first place. The loan deal has been a top issue on the campaign trail this year and is affecting quite a few state-wide races.
It will also be interesting to see if Republicans name fellow Republicans in the state who backed the loan deal and strongly supported it in public prior to its approval.
Source: Warwick Beacon