House Speaker Gordon D. Fox is backing a package of economic-policy bills that would include replacing the R.I. Economic Development Corp. with a more-limited R.I. Commerce Corporation controlled by a new commerce secretary. A Senate plan seeks a rebranded EDC but would not form a new secretariat.
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee so far has resisted calls to dismantle the agency, instead focusing on in-house changes he says have the EDC on the right track.
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