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State to consider new lottery game to fund history museum

A new proposal calls for creating a new state lottery game and using the proceeds from the first six months to help develop a $15-million Rhode Island history center in Bristol.

Democratic state Rep. Ken Marshall introduced a bill last week that would create a game called the "Heritage Hall of Fame Baseball Lottery Game."

The proposal would help fund the construction of a "Hall of Fame and Rhode Island History Center Building."

Hall of fame president Patrick Conley says the group is beginning a fundraising campaign next month to build a history museum next to Roger Williams University.

Conley says Rhode Island is one of only a few states without a state history museum.

A spokesman for House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says the bill isn't "on the speaker's radar."



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