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Lawsuit filed over effort to privatize Pa. lottery

A state employees union and seven Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court on Monday seeking to stop the state from privatizing the management of the lottery, saying Republican Gov. Tom Corbett doesn’t have the authority to make such a move.

AFSCME Council 13 wants the court to prevent Corbett’s administration from implementing an agreement with Camelot Global Services to manage the $3.5 billion lottery, one of the nation’s largest. The lawsuit claims the Lottery Act of 1971 doesn’t give the governor the right to privatize the lottery without approval from the Legislature.

 

See details at publicopinion.com.