Senate Finance Committee to consider bills on PawSox stadium Tuesday

STATE HOUSE — The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday to consider legislation to provide public support for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the rise of the Senate (about 4:30 p.m.) in Room 313 on the third floor of the State House.

The committee will consider a resolution (2018-S-2001), introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) that would authorize the state to enter into lease and financing agreements in connection with a ballpark.

The committee will also consider a bill (2018-S-2002) introduced by Chairman Conley that would permit redevelopment agencies to finance the construction of projects for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, institutional, public or other purposes contemplated by a redevelopment plan.

The hearing will be broadcast live on Capitol TV (Cox HD 1013, Cox and Full Channel 15, Verizon Fios 34).