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Senate committee to hold hearing on possible PA Lottery privatization

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 27, 2012 3:27 PM

(Harrisburg) — The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Governor Corbett's proposal to hire a private company to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery on a 20- to 30-year contract.

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The hearing date was set for Jan. 14. The Corbett administration and a British lottery operator are in talks to extend Monday's deadline to decide on the company's bid to manage the lottery system.

Camelot Global Services runs the national lottery in the United Kingdom and is a consultant to the California Lottery. It submitted the sole bid.

Corbett aides say he's willing to delay the deadline to answer questions about the contract proposal and to allow unionized employees time to offer a competitive alternative, which is guaranteed in their contract.

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