Senate Finance Committee to Convene Public Hearing Despite Announcement by Administration

HARRISBURG — State Senator Mike Brubaker (R-36), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement today emphasizing the panel’s plans to move forward with the scheduled public hearing regarding the potential privatization of the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery despite recent actions by the Corbett Administration.

“Today, the Corbett Administration announced a ‘notice of award’ as it relates to a private management agreement (PMA) for the Pennsylvania Lottery, indicating that an agreement has been reached with British-based Camelot and an additional deadline extension will not be necessary.”

“However, I have stood by my word from day one as the chair of this committee stating that the significance of this issue warrants a public forum to provide members of this legislative body and all Pennsylvanians an open dialogue with the stakeholders. As a result, this panel will move forward with the hearing scheduled for January 14th to ensure our questions are answered and the issue is properly vetted.”

CONTACT:

Colleen Greer
717-787-4420