HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett on Monday took a first step toward privatizing day-to-day operations of the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Corbett said he had issued a "request for qualifications" from companies seeking to manage the nation's sixth-largest lottery. He called the move an "innovative step" that could increase funding for services for the aging as record numbers of baby boomers join their ranks.
"This initiative is simply part of my administration's efforts to tap private-sector innovation to make state government work more efficiently and effectively," Corbett said in a news release. "Our state's fast-growing population of older adults means time is not on our side, and we need to maximize funding for senior programs and services in a way that does not ask taxpayers to dig any deeper into their pockets."