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Lawmaker wants $60M Penn State fine kept in PA

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 27, 2012 12:08 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Penn State is beginning to make good on $60 million in fines stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal -- and a leading lawmaker wants the money kept in-state.

Sen. Jake Corman said Thursday he will introduce a bill to guarantee the NCAA fine goes toward ``the betterment of Pennsylvanians.''

Corman, Republican chairman of the Appropriations Committee wants lawmakers to act quickly. The university has already made its first $12 million payment.

Corman says the money comes from funds raised largely in Pennsylvania.

He plans to ask a state court to block the NCAA from releasing any money outside Pennsylvania.

A university spokesman is declining comment.

Sandusky is serving a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted this summer of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.

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