Gov. Tom Corbett is taking more time to decide whether to challenge Attorney General Kathleen Kane's rejection of his effort to hire a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.
A Department of Revenue spokeswoman said Friday the administration and London-based Camelot Global Services agreed to extend the firm's bid through March 18. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Brassell says the administration has a March 16 deadline to appeal Kane's decision in court.
Kane said last week 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.
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The contract's legality is also being challenged in court by Democratic lawmakers and the union that represents lottery employees.