Pennsylvania’s newest attorney general Kathleen Kane said the administration’s contract to privatize management of the Pennsylvania Lottery is unconstitutional and not statutorily authorized.
Tuesday, February 19
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Kathleen Kane rejected the governor’s contract with Camelot Global Services to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery. Kane said the contract “contravenes the Pennsylvania Constitution and is not statutorily authorized.” Related Op-Ed: A Bad Gamble: Pa. Lottery Privatization Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration entered the contract — a professional management agreement — with Camelot in January. The Office of the Attorney General is required by state law to review contracts for “form and legality.” In this case, the Camelot PMA failed to meet that test, according to a letter from Kane’s office to the administration sent early Thursday. State officials in the Department …
A British company poised to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery plans to boost the bottom line by getting more people to play lottery games.
Saturday, January 19
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 …