The news comes as one of Pawtucket’s own elected representatives spoke out in favor of killing the ballpark deal.
The PawSox are hoping to change the hearts and minds of people living in Speaker Mattiello’s Cranston district.
“There’s got to be a lot of risk-shifting. The only side of the equation that bears any risk in this proposal is the taxpayers,” he said.
The memo emerged just before Speaker Mattiello’s closed-door caucus of House Democrats to discuss the stadium debate.
The speaker’s move comes one day after the Senate approved legislation for taxpayers to help cover the cost of a new stadium.
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A new bill released in the Senate last month tweaked the deal for the $83 million ballpark at the former Apex site.
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The proposal for a new $83-million stadium is expected to clear the Senate this month, but it faces longer odds in the House.
The 2018 legislative session is set to open in Rhode Island Tuesday.
During a noon news conference, Grebien warned that losing the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester is a very real threat.
“The number one thing is protect the taxpayers,” the Democratic governor said. “We are not buying those owners a stadium.”
The team offered its first extensive comments on the revised legislation released last week to help fund an $83-million stadium.
The team lost money on paper in 2015 and 2016 due to an accounting adjustment, but its business is “stable,” officials said Monday.
The Senate Finance Committee hopes to convene on Dec. 7 to unveil revised legislation, according to a spokesperson for the legislature.
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The Senate is still eyeing a vote this month on the proposed new ballpark, but the House is taking its time.
The team agreed to provide revenue and profit information under the condition that state leaders don’t make it public.
“We are a small, stable, but declining business,” PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino and Vice Chairman Mike Tamburro told lawmakers.
While most councilors want to keep the team in the city, several are not ready to commit.
The House Finance Committee is hearing testimony from different speakers who want the baseball team to stay in the city.
Tuesday’s meeting will be at Tolman High School from 6-10 p.m.
The Senate Finance Committee held the first of six hearings on whether taxpayers should spend $38 million on the ballpark.
Thursday’s meeting is the first of six.