Corbett plans to revise Pennsylvania Lottery contract

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Gov. Tom Corbett announced today that he will revise and resubmit the contract to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery.

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane rejected the contract last month, saying that it did not pass legal muster. She said she wouldn't approve Camelot's 20- to 30-year contract because state law doesn't allow the governor to privatize the management of the Lottery nor does it allow the expansion of gambling that the contract would permit.

The governor's release said that he "has determined that revising the Lottery vendor contract with Camelot Global Services in order to provide clarification to the Attorney General is the appropriate next step in furthering the goal of growing and securing predictable Lottery funding for senior programs for decades to come."

The Department of Revenue will submit a revised contract in the upcoming months to the attorney general. The contract will be available online when it is finalized, according to the administration.

Camelot's bid has been extended through June 30.

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