HARRISBURG Gov. Corbett will keep alive his bid to privatize the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery at least until the end of the year.
The administration announced Tuesday that it would extend London-based Camelot Global Services' bid until Dec. 31, giving the governor until then to salvage the deal.
Corbett's privatization plan was thwarted in February by Attorney General Kathleen Kane, whose office reviewed the contract and declared parts of it violated the state constitution.
This week, Treasurer Rob McCord, a Democrat who hopes to challenge Corbett in next year's election, called on the governor to scrap the contract, saying the administration had spent nearly $3.5 million on a "misguided" deal.