An extension filed through Friday will allow Corbett more time to consider options.
Gov. Tom Corbett's chance to accept a bid from a British firm to manage the Pennyslvania lottery was about to run out. Had it not extended its offer, the firm's $3.5-billion bid would have expired Saturday at 5 p.m. According to 6ABC, a "top budget aide to Gov. Tom Corbett" has announced the extension. The extra time is designed to allow Corbett's office more time to consider options. The changes come on the heels of last week's announcement by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane who rejected Corbett' initial plan. "It is our duty to defend and protect the Constitution of our Commonwealth and that is what our office has done by declining this contract," Kane said on Friday. "She said the contract infringes on the Legislature's …
THE BRITISH ARE COMING: Pennsylvania senators interview Camelot Global Services about its plans to take over operation of the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Thursday, January 17
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent HARRISBURG — A British company poised to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery plans to boost the bottom line by getting more people to play lottery games. But some lawmakers are skeptical. Senate Finance Committee Minority Chairman Sen. John Blake, D-Lackawanna, said he still has reservations about the Corbett administration’s pursuit of a private management agreement with Camelot Global Services, even after a four-hour hearing Monday. The process was done without legislative oversight, and that worries Blake. “This is a scale of a decision that probably should’ve been, I would’ve preferred and I think the leadership in my caucus and many members in my caucus would’ve preferred, was something that was put to …