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The Patriot-News gets it right: Time for Gov. Corbett to pull the plug on lottery deal.

The Patriot-News gets it right: Time for Gov. Corbett to pull the plug on lottery deal.

The woeful Philadelphia 76ers are a 9,999 to 1 long shot to win the NBA title this year. The odds that Gov. Corbett will succeed in his long-running, legally flawed effort to privatize state lottery operations, using a British company to do the work, can’t be much better.

Gov. Corbett continues to push lottery scheme, despite millions in fees paid to consultants that belongs to seniors and lottery-funded programs.

Gov. Corbett continues to push lottery scheme, despite millions in fees paid to consultants that belongs to seniors and lottery-funded programs.

Gov. Tom Corbett will extend a controversial, stalled contract with a foreign company that wants to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery despite mounting criticism that is finding its way into his re-election bid.

Voters get it but Tom Corbett isn’t listening: “Five percent of the voters ranked liquor privatization as a top priority. The lottery didn’t even register in the poll,” reports The Philly Daily News

Voters get it but Tom Corbett isn’t listening: “Five percent of the voters ranked liquor privatization as a top priority. The lottery didn’t even register in the poll,” reports The Philly Daily News

Pennsylvania governors typically encounter trouble in their first terms and the polls reflect that with dipping popularity.

PA Lottery sets sales record but Gov. Corbett keeps pushing backroom deal to privatize

PA Lottery sets sales record but Gov. Corbett keeps pushing backroom deal to privatize

Another month, another extension. The Corbett administration’s deal with a British firm to run the Pennsylvania Lottery continues to remain alive – at least until the end of October.

Seniors paying the price as Corbett continues secret negotiations to outsource management of the PA lottery

Seniors paying the price as Corbett continues secret negotiations to outsource management of the PA lottery

Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that she will not sign a contract to turn over the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery to a British firm.

Voters reject Corbett’s risky lottery scheme, new statewide poll shows

Voters reject Corbett’s risky lottery scheme, new statewide poll shows

Despite months of higher visibility aimed at boosting his image, Gov. Tom Corbett remains stuck with low approval ratings, a new Franklin & Marshall College poll released Tuesday found.

Consultants cashing in on lottery deal

Consultants cashing in on lottery deal

Senior citizens may stand to pay a substantial cost in lost services if Gov. Tom Corbett’s effort to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery’s management goes nowhere.

Seniors will pay the price for Lottery privatization, says The Patriot

Seniors will pay the price for Lottery privatization, says The Patriot

Gov. Tom Corbett’s efforts to privatize the day-to-day management of the Pennsylvania Lottery may unfortunately turn into a costly failure for the state’s senior citizens.

Meuser doesn’t know when to give it up

Meuser doesn’t know when to give it up

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser said Friday partnering with a lottery management firm and selling off the state’s liquor system remain priorities for the Corbett administration.

Yet another paper pans Corbett’s illegal lottery deal

Yet another paper pans Corbett’s illegal lottery deal

Governor Tom Corbett’s effort to hire a British firm to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery has been stalled for good reason.