As of 8:45 this evening, Katherine Gregg‘s 7-to-7 item on today’s developments in the 38 Studios deal contains what appears to be a typographical echo…
Urging them both to cease their attempts to “interfere” with the $75 million loan guarantee agreement with Schilling’s 38 Studios, Carcieri said: “Businesses and the bond market should not be subject to political posturing. The attitudes and positions taken by Mr. Caprio and Mr. Chafee serve only to undermine the positive economic development steps the state has taken in recent years.”
He also defended the deal, citing the Economic Development Corporation’s unanimous vote “to move forward with the 38 Studios deal,” after “months of due diligence.”
“It is a gross overstatement to imply that the Job Creation Guaranty Act reflects poorly on the state’s financial management or could have an adverse impact on the state’s bond rating. The fact is that a loan guarantee bond of this size or type has no impact on the state’s general obligation or its bond rating,” he asserted.
“It’s obvious that Linc Chafee and Frank Caprio are anti-business and do not understand economic development. They are sending a ‘keep out’ message to any businesses that might consider moving to Rhode Island. With their opposition to the 38 Studio loan guaranty they are killing jobs and hurting Rhode Island families.”
And his former communications director John Robitaille, the endorsed Republican candidate for governor said: “It’s obvious that Linc Chafee and Frank Caprio are anti-business and do not understand economic development. They are sending a ‘keep out’ message to any businesses that might consider moving to Rhode Island…They are killing jobs and hurting Rhode Island families.”
Despite rumors perhaps circulating amongst MSM journalists and their editors, all Republicans don’t sound alike. According to representatives from the Robitaille campaign, the bolded quote is theirs; the prior quotes are from Governor Carcieri.