Debate over who should pay for Pawsox stadium

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — House Republicans have submitted a bill to keep Rhode Island taxpayers from paying for a new Pawsox stadium.

The team’s owners have pushed for a taxpayer funded system, but the bill would allow voters to get a say in the decision.

House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan says it is the multi-millionaire owners who should pay for the ballpark not taxpayers.

“We’re not going to make that much income tax. It’s nice, but not a necessity,” said State Representative Patricia Morgan.

The bill has bipartisan support.

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