Gordon_FOX2
Gordon Fox

GORDON FOX AND TERESA PAIVA WEED

Speaker of the House Gordon Fox has his talons all over the 38 Studios deal.

After huddling with Schilling, he pushed through a $75 million addition to a jobs bill ― money that eventually funded the video game company's loan guarantee.

But Fox also gets a turkey for something he hasn't done: that is, initiate legislative hearings on just how the 38 Studios deal went up in feathers. Ditto for Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed.

The Schilling fiasco isn't just the state government's single biggest failing in memory. It's emblematic of something larger: Smith Hill's troubling tendencies toward inside dealing and gross incompetence.

Of course, digging deep would undoubtedly implicate the legislative leadership in these problems; no turkey wants to put his own neck on the chopping block. But if the legislature isn't willing to look into the 38 Studios implosion, then what good is the cackling brood?

Bonus squawk: Fox and Paiva Weed get a couple of turkeys for pushing through a major restructuring of education governance ― merging the boards that oversee K-12 and higher education ― at the tail end of this year's legislative session, without any public hearings.

<< first  ...< prev  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |   next >...  last >>

3 of 11 (results 11)
  Topics: News Features , Curt Schilling, Lincoln Chafee, Gordon Fox,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY PHOENIX STAFF
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   ADVANCED BEAUTY LESSONS  |  October 31, 2014
    Described as a “body-positive visibility project,” Portland’s Jack Tar 207 is all about representation. Models are encouraged to bring their own clothing and personal belongings to the shoot, which owner-designer LK Weiss says brings out “a level of confidence that many people don’t feel in front of a camera.”
  •   LITERALLY LGBT  |  October 31, 2014
    A community-compiled list of important GBLTQ works through the years.  
  •   DEAR PROVIDENCE PHOENIX...  |  October 15, 2014
    Some made us chuckle, others made us choke up.
  •   BACK TO REALITY  |  September 18, 2014
    If you’re a student in southern Maine and are at all interested in arts and humanities, and have a budget of exactly $10 to spend on any one event, there’s a lot in your favor.
  •   FALL ARTS PREVIEW  |  September 12, 2014
    Week-by-week highlights until the holiday season

 See all articles by: PHOENIX STAFF