AP: Corbett presses extension for Pa. lotto bid, Kane rejects contract

    Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration wants a British firm to extend its bid to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery a day after Attorney General Kathleen Kane rejected the contract.

    Department of Revenue spokeswoman Elizabeth Brassell said the administration is confident it’ll be able to negotiate a short-term extension before the bid’s expiration at 5 p.m. Saturday.

    She says the extension would give both the administration and Camelot Global Services time to determine their next step.

    Kane says she won’t approve the 20- to 30-year contract with Camelot because elements of it conflict with the state constitution and state lottery law.

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    Corbett can challenge Kane’s decision in court. The contract’s legality is also being challenged in court by Democratic lawmakers and the union that represents lottery employees.

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