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The Trib: Moving lottery management overseas defies logic

HARRISBURG — Privatizing management of the state‘s $3.5 billion-a-year lottery is a “complex and highly risky” proposal, the union representing 175 state lottery employees said Tuesday.

The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 13 filed its counterproposal to stave off privatization, saying it ”defies logic” to bring in a British company to do what lottery workers do for less.

The lottery is capable of aggressive campaigns to boost revenue, the union said. Its proposal is allowed under its collective bargaining agreement with the state, which has 10 days to consider it.

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