House speaker: No plans for a 2017 vote on PawSox stadium
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has told the chairman of the Pawtucket Red Sox that he is not planning to call lawmakers back this year for a vote on the team’s proposed new stadium.
WPRI-TV reports a spokesman for the Democrat said Wednesday that Mattiello and Larry Lucchino met last week. Mattiello says the House has no plans of returning this year to consider the proposal.
The bill would share the $83 million project cost among the state, Pawtucket and the team, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
The proposal could still get a vote in the Senate this year. A spokesman for Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, a Democrat, says he’s “open to convening in November, pending the recommendation of the Senate Finance Committee.”