Gov. Gina Raimondo says she supports new legislation by Pawtucket's mayor that outlines how to finance a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium.
The governor said Monday that under Mayor Donald Grebien's revised bill, the state ultimately pays nothing for the new ballpark. She urged the General Assembly to give it a "full debate and vetting."
Grebien had previously pushed a bill that calls for the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency to borrow $71 million to build the ballpark. The plan asked the state to pay off $23 million. The team would pay $33 million and the city would pay $15 million.
Pawtucket officials say the bill is expected to explain that the state will not backstop bonds that will raise money for the city's and team's portions.