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For you irony fans: The Patriot looks at today’s Senate hearing, the first public conversation on a deal that is already done!

Today’s first public conversation about Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to turn over the $3.5-billion Pennsylvania Lottery’s operation to Camelot Global Services PA, LLC, will likely last much longer than the four hours listed on the Senate Finance Committee agenda.

There’s lots to be learned about this private firm and their plans for running the sole funding source for several programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians.

Not only that, Friday’s bombshell announcement that Corbett issued a notice of award of a 20-year management contract to the British-based firm ensures the hearing is more emotionally charged.

Read the full article at PennLive »