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Pa. lottery deal becomes political football

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Corbett is pressing state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to say whether she'll approve a contract to hire a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.

Camelot Global Services' bid to take over lottery management from state employees expires Saturday. Kane has a little over three weeks to decide whether the 20- to 30-year contract is legal. In the meantime, the contract's legality is being challenged in court by Democratic lawmakers and the union that represents lottery employees.

Kane, a Democrat, isn't saying when she'll decide, but says it's disingenuous to suggest that the contract review is a simple, ministerial exercise. Corbett, a Republican, says he expects a decision this week, but isn't saying whether he's discussing a bid extension with Camelot.

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Posted: February 14, 2013, 8:24 am - IP Logged

K.I.S.S

Keep them out of it.

BS from the start.

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    Posted: February 14, 2013, 10:07 am - IP Logged

    The state would eventually run ANY business into the ground...............

    Hilariously funny that that cant manage a lottery.................Green laugh

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      lima ohio
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      Posted: February 14, 2013, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

      the people of that state should  run this company ........BEFORE WE SELL IT TO OUTSIDERS

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        With so many people unemployed in the country  you telling me Americans are incapable of running a Lottery, that they not smart enough? If we can put a man on the moon decades ago, launch cruise missiles that strike within feet of the said target from miles away l think we can find some savvy americans to run this unit.Bash

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          Posted: February 14, 2013, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

          The A.G. has rejected the contract.

          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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            Party BRAVO! Party

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              Posted: February 14, 2013, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

              The British are coming, the British are coming!


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                Posted: February 14, 2013, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                Maybe the state will keep it til they have to start funding it to keep it running. Green laugh

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                  Posted: February 14, 2013, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                  I hope she fnds it totally illegal.  I hope she ll be a thorn in Corbetts side for a long time to come.

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                    Posted: February 14, 2013, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                    sports into politics can it be?

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                      Posted: February 15, 2013, 1:24 am - IP Logged

                      Looks like she decided to punt fourth and 1. It would be nice to hear what changes or games they would of offered.

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                        Posted: February 15, 2013, 6:47 am - IP Logged

                        Cornball Corbett will be reviewing the options now. He needs to give up the push towards

                        an insane situation and just leave things as they are.  What moron makes assinine changes

                        to an already well oiled machine? It's bad enough when blatant favoritism for one's own

                        personal benefit occur within state/ country borders....worse when it becomes an international

                        affair. We already have too many alien hands in our business. Why let the British rule for

                        20/30 years? Haven't we already been through crap like that not too long ago?

                        This has little to do with what is better for PA residents and everything to do with

                        what is best for personal agenda, accomplishment and ego.

                        We've already got enough foreign interference in other areas - keep it the hell out of PA Corbett.

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                          Posted: February 15, 2013, 9:12 am - IP Logged

                          Whatever change this will bring, I am just hoping that it will benefit more people.  Just do their job well and be compensated on their services.

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                            Party BRAVO! Party

                            Happy for all of you in Penn.

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