FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2015
Groups from Left, Right, and Center Unite in Call for Further 38 Studios Investigations
Demands Legislators Take a Position; Encourages Voters to Act
Providence, RI – Following a joint-press conference last week, which has already led to the unsealing of court documents related the 38 Studios boondoggle, the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity has again joined with other good-government groups to co-sponsor a website that calls for further investigations that will “provide a comprehensive report on all aspects of the 38 Studios deal – from its beginning to the day the company shut down.”
With one of the group’s original four demands apparently now met, the website that was launched last evening, Investigate38StudiosNow.org, makes it easy to petition state officials and will track whether or not elected officials support or oppose “full and transparent investigations into 38 Studios.”
Joining the Center as co-sponsors are: WatchdogRI.org, RI Taxpayers, Operation Clean Government, and Occupy Providence.
“Now is the time for elected officials take a position; either in support of a search for the truth, or, in opposition to investigations and preventing discovery of potential wrongdoing by their colleagues,” commented Stenhouse. “This disturbing trend of special interest, insider government via backroom deals must come to an end. Any individuals involved must be exposed and held accountable.”
The Center points to similar non-transparent government-by-fiat edicts and actions, such as the secret pension reform compromise arbitrator negotiations, Deepwater Wind, RhodeMap RI, the HPV vaccine mandate, HealthSource RI, as well as the current Pawtucket Red Sox stadium relocation negotiations, sadly now referred to as 38 Stadium.
Mike Stenhouse, CEO, RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity
401.429.6115 | firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Center
The nonpartisan RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity is Rhode Island’s premiere free-enterprise research and advocacy organization. The mission of the 501-C-3 nonprofit organization is to return government to the people by opposing special-interest politics and advancing proven free-market solutions that can transform lives by restoring economic competitiveness, increasing educational opportunities, and protecting individual freedoms.