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RI Legislators Plan To Cover Curt Schilling's Video Game Debt

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Rhode Island lawmakers backed using $2.5 million next year to cover a payment on $75 million of bonds that drew ex-Boston Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling's failed 38 Studios LLC video-game company to Providence.

Members of the House of Representatives will reconvene later today to continue debate on a fiscal 2014 budget after a move to strip the payment from the plan failed by a vote of 20-54. The margin was four votes more than are needed to include the money in the final spending measure.