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Schilling asks for more aid in R.I.; governor skeptical

PROVIDENCE - Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling scrambled to prop up his ailing video game company, asking Rhode Island officials Wednesday for more public aid while Governor Lincoln Chafee questioned whether the state should cut its losses in the firm, 38 Studios LLC.

“How do we avoid throwing good money after bad?’’ Chafee asked after an emergency meeting of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp., which provided $75 million in loan guarantees two years ago to woo 38 Studios from Massachusetts to Providence. “The difficulty we face is protecting the taxpayers and looking ahead to the future -whether there’s viability that’s worth any further investment.’’

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