Illinois might be the Land of Lincoln, but it’s not exactly the good government model, which begs the question: Why is Pennsylvania so hot to follow Illinois’ lead in privatizing our state lottery?
It would be understandable to push privatization of the lottery if Pennsylvania had been doing a poor job managing it. There are certainly things government does not do well. This newspaper has been critical of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. But by just about any measure, our state’s lottery is pretty good.