In an April 1rst Article in The Providence Journal:
"In September, MacBeth crossed swords with Marcello over the need for subpoenas to wrest more information from key players in the 38 Studios deal and the state’s Economic Development Corporation — which has since been renamed.
As reported at the time by Rhode Island public radio, MacBeth pointed to redactions in documents obtained from the state EDC as a reason subpoenas were needed.
But then-Oversight Chairman Marcello said the committee had gotten “thousands of documents, pages of documents, already without issuing a subpoena. I believe that she [MacBeth] is misinformed in that she thinks somehow a subpoena is magically going to turn up documents that we didn’t get.”
On Tuesday, Mattiello questioned whether subpoenas would be needed if a court, after an April 11 hearing, unseals depositions in the lawsuit the state filed to try to recoup its losses.
But MacBeth said: “I’ve always said I want to issue subpoenas and that doesn’t change. … The speaker is aware of that.”
To her credit, Ms MacBeth has insisted upon the need for Subpoena Powers for House Oversight. We support her to that end .... And, she has publicly stated that she will be given said powers ... On the other hand, some have seen her appointment as nothing more than a "Stalking Horse" created by Speaker Mattiello to deflect criticism away from his regimes "interesting" take on the need for House Ethics Reform
Within the last week, several major figures in the scandal have turned down voluntary requests to appear before House Oversight