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Governor Corbett Continues Lottery Privatization Efforts

(Gov. Tom Corbett.  File photo: AP)

(Gov. Tom Corbett. File photo: AP)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
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By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG (CBS) – State Attorney General Kathleen Kane several weeks ago rejected the proposed contract with Camelot Global Services to manage the Lottery, saying it violated the state constitution. Now state Revenue Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Brassell says the governor has decided to tweak the contract and try again.

“The Commonwealth will work to draw from existing law, regulation, contracts to add some clarity, further define some terms and concepts within the contract and then resubmit the contract to the attorney general’s office for review,” said Brassell.

But Brassell says that is a process that will take weeks to months and she says Camelot’s bid has been extended through June 30th. She says the administration has no plans to make major changes to the scope of the agreement.