Updated June 29 at 2:29pm
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Despite a renewed call to stop repayment of state moral obligation bonds issued for the now-bankrupt 38 Studios LLC, Fitch Ratings Inc. expects payments will continue and has reaffirmed an AA rating with a stable outlook for the state’s general obligation bonds and consolidated capital development loans. more
R.I. Taxpayers is no longer. The association, which said it advocated for “honest, effective and fiscally sound government on behalf of individual and business taxpayers” and published a newsletter called Taxpayer Times five days a week, stopped operations on Thursday. more
(Updated, 5:12 p.m.) The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday filed charges against the R.I. Economic Development Corp. and its bond underwriter Wells Fargo Securities, alleging fraud that stems from a 2010 municipal bond offering to finance the now-defunct video game company 38 Studios LLC. more
Those awaiting the start of the civil suit regarding 38 Studios LLC will have to hold out at least a couple weeks longer, as the start date has been pushed back. more
A R.I. Superior Court judge on Friday is expected to hear arguments about whether the court should order U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission testimony of J. Michael Saul to be included in an ongoing civil suit regarding 38 Studios LLC. more
The state legislature is likely to subpoena former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling to compel him to testify regarding the demise of 38 Studios LLC, but the summons is unlikely to carry much power outside of the state. more
Rhode Island received a D+ in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation, which, surprisingly, was the fifth-best score in the nation. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation had an operating loss of $13.9 million for fiscal 2015, associated primarily with the legal costs connected with 38 Studios LLC, according to an audit approved by the corporation’s board of directors Wednesday night. more
Former Gov. Donald L. Carcieri deflected a number of red flags raised by a high-ranking cabinet member about the proposed financing deal subsequently approved for the now-bankrupt video game company 38 Studios LLC founded by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. more
No one, it seems, is willing to take responsibility for advancing plans that ultimately led to $75 million in state loan guarantees for failed 38 Studios LLC, according to depositions included in thousands of Superior Court documents unsealed Thursday. more
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