The questions were posed by Rep.
The House will vote Thursday on a proposed state budget that includes
When MacBeth first asked for copies of the forensic audit that
During Tuesday night's hearing, she said, she subsequently asked in writing on
"We are in the process of searching, retrieving and reviewing the corporation's files to respond to your request in a complete and comprehensive manner," but need to "invoke our right to extend for "good cause" the time period to respond for an additional 20 business days ... [because] of the voluminous nature of the request and to avoid an undue burden on the corporation."
"An undue burden on the corporation," MacBeth repeated. "We have an undue burden right now [on] the people of the state, and that is 38 Studios. ...It's an undue burden of
"We have people on limited incomes. We have disabled people. We have elderly people. We have people like myself who are trying to put children through school. That
"'An undue burden [on] the corporation' to get us documents tells me we don't have the information we need to make this decision for the budget. They want more time, then we should have more time," she said in her comments to the
The budget bill includes
"This payment is not due until November," MacBeth said. "It doesn't have to be in the budget in two days. We don't have to vote on this in two days. We can put this off."
No vote was taken on her bill except to hold it for further study.
In her records request, MacBeth had asked for "all records relating to the hiring of
Chafee announced his intent to seek a forensic audit of Schilling's video-game company on
"We just want to know everything possible," Chafee told about 30 reporters at the State House that day. "The taxpayers have tens of millions of dollars invested in this company. It has been difficult to get answers from them. We want to know everything possible about what happened to every penny of [those] taxpayer dollars."
When asked about that audit last month, Chafee's spokeswoman,
Once the company filed for bankruptcy and a trustee took control, "the focus turned to liquidation of a closed company and recovery through potential legal avenues," according to information she provided from
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