Pa. House considering measure on lottery contract

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans who control the state House say they’re considering seeking a change to state law to help Gov. Tom Corbett make his case to Attorney General Kathleen Kane he’s legally hiring a British company to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.

A spokesman for House Republican leaders said Wednesday that they’re considering adding a provision to active legislation to reiterate that the executive branch is allowed to enter management agreements.

Kane said in February that she wouldn’t approve Camelot Global Services’ 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.

A Corbett spokeswoman says there’s no timeline to resubmit the contract to Kane.

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