Earlier this year, the attorney general ruled that Governor Corbett did not have the authority to hire a private Lottery manager so now talks are underway for legislation that would allow it.
Governor Tom Corbett’s spokesman disputes the claims of Democrats who say that adding games like Keno to the Lottery’s line-up would require an act of the legislature.
Minority Democrats in the Pennsylvania legislature say Governor Tom Corbett needs to be more open about his effort to privatize the management of the state Lottery.
The administration has now completed its “due diligence” phase and will begin evaluating the bidders’ business plans. Governor Corbett says privatizing Lottery management is still not a certainty.