We had the opportunity of being home together as we heard Attorney General Kathleen Kane announce that the private management contract the governor signed in an attempt to privatize our lottery system is not legal. It offered some security to know that someone in Harrisburg is saving our lottery system.
We are both in our 60s and have been following closely Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to outsource the management of our lottery system to a foreign company. As individual voters, we have been frustrated with the selling off of the profitable parts of our government.
In reviewing the governor's plan, we are confused by the fact that he actually thinks that the lottery system is broken. We see it as making money and providing needed services to the elderly.
Also, it alarms us that he is outsourcing the management of the lottery to a foreign company. With this management company, he was approving online games when the government has not even provided legislation that this can be done. Finally, he was giving this company a 20-year contract. How many successful business people would give another company a 20-year contract?
We voted for Kathleen Kane in the last election, although we weren't sure how she would handle the other branches of our government. Her decision to challenge the plan to privatize the management of the lottery system has given us hope in our political process as well as our votes in the next election.
We applaud the attorney general's efforts to make the governor accountable. We are proud supporters of our current attorney general,