Karen MacBeth http://ripr.org en House Oversight Committee Meets For First Time With New Leadership http://ripr.org/post/house-oversight-committee-meets-first-time-new-leadership <p>The House Oversight Committee will hold its first meeting Thursday since recently getting a new chairwoman.&nbsp; The new chair has been a sharp critic of paying back bondholders who invested in failed video game company 38 Studios.</p><p></p><p>After winning his post last month, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello ousted his rival for the speakership, Michael Marcello, from the chairmanship of House Oversight. He replaced Marcello with Representative Karen MacBeth of Cumberland, who sharply criticized last year’s payment to bondholders in 38 Studios.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:46:42 +0000 Ian Donnis 31831 at http://ripr.org House Oversight Committee Meets For First Time With New Leadership 2014 State Budget Passes in the House http://ripr.org/post/2014-state-budget-passes-house <p>The Rhode Island House of Representations Wednesday passed a budget that includes the first repayment for money owed over the state’s losing investment in video-game maker 38 Studios.&nbsp; Taxpayers remain on the hook for a total of about 90 million dollars.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:15:35 +0000 Ian Donnis 17523 at http://ripr.org 2014 State Budget Passes in the House