HARRISBURG - With one of Gov. Corbett's biggest initiatives hanging in the balance, top administration officials worked furiously Friday behind closed doors to keep alive their hopes of a lottery privatization deal with a British firm.
A spokeswoman for the state Department of Revenue said the administration was negotiating with Camelot Global Services for a short-term extension of its bid to run the Pennsylvania Lottery. That bid is scheduled to expire Saturday.
An extension would give Corbett time to figure out how to contend with the major setback dealt to lottery privatization efforts by state Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Thursday. Kane, whose office reviews state contracts for legality, rejected Camelot's, saying among other things that it usurped the authority of the legislature to make decisions on the lottery's management and operations.