Kane Has Conditions on Corbett's Plan to Privatize the Lottery

The Pa. attorney general isn't likely to sign off on a plan otherwise

Thursday, May 2, 2013  |  Updated 10:57 AM EDT
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Kane's Conditions on Privatizing the Lottery

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

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State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she's unlikely to approve any proposal to privatize management of the Pennsylvania Lottery unless the Legislature gets to vote on it.

"They would have to vote on it just like any other privatization deal, and also, they would have to change the gamiling rules," Kane said.

Kane made her comments in an interview with editors and reporters at the Philadelphia Inquirer published Thursday.

The Democrat rejected Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's contract with Britain-based Camelot Global Services in February.

She said it violates state law and the state constitution.

Kane says she expects a revised proposal from the governor's office any day now.

Corbett's agreement with Camelot expires June 30, according to the Inquirer.

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Kane says she doesn't want to judge the new proposal before she receives it, but that she's unlikely to approve it without the same requirement for legislative approval that other privatization deals require.

A Corbett aide described the revised proposal as a work in progress.

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