Speaker Mattiello, President Ruggerio request IGT documents from Governor
STATE HOUSE – Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello and President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio today delivered a joint letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo requesting additional information in advance of public hearings on the proposed 20-year contract extension for International Game Technologies (IGT).
“We are committed to properly vetting this legislation by way of public hearings to determine the appropriateness of forgoing the normal bid process for a contract of this length, scope and magnitude,” they wrote.
The Speaker and Senate President stated that “the General Assembly and the public need an opportunity to review the information and details prior to any legislative hearings being scheduled,” and requested documents be submitted to them by Aug. 30 “so that a well-informed public vetting process can get underway.”
Among some of the documents requested are: a proposed contract or the terms of the agreement in principle as negotiated between the Governor’s office and IGT; detailed information about the 1,000 jobs required in the current contract; underlying data used in a report on the economic impact of the 1,100 jobs and capital investments to be required with the contract extension, along with any consultant, legal or other reports relied upon during the Governor’s negotiations with IGT.
For more information, contact:
Larry Berman, Communications Director for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 331A
Providence, RI 02903