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R.I. oversight panel declined to probe 38 Studios

PROVIDENCE — A Rhode Island lawmaker urged a legislative oversight panel to investigate the state’s involvement with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s failed video game company but was told the issue was too politically charged to review in an election year.

Legislative correspondence reviewed by the Associated Press shows that Senator Dawson Hodgson in August twice asked Senator James Sheehan to convene hearings into 38 Studios, which collapsed after receiving a $75 million loan guarantee from the state.

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