Health Access Commissioner Distances Himself From Rhode Island Controversy

Sep 30, 2015

The recently-named leader of Vermont's Department of Health Access has been making headlines this week in Rhode Island.

That's where Steven Costantino served as chair of the House Finance Committee when it authorized a controversial, multi-million dollar state loan that went to a video game company owned by a former Red Sox pitcher.

Soon after, the company went bankrupt - and there are now questions about what role Costantino played in the deal.

Scott Mackay, a political analyst for Rhode Island Public Radio, joined VPR to discuss the issue.