Pittsburgh, February 14, 2013 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today provided the following statement in reaction to Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to reject the Lottery privatization contract on Constitutional grounds:

“I applaud Attorney General Kane for her decision to reject the governor’s Lottery privatization scheme on constitutional grounds. Her decision was well researched, reasoned and grounded.

“It’s important to note that the attorney general’s decision had nothing to do with the merits of privatizing the Lottery. Instead, she was guided by the state’s constitution and made a solid, impartial decision. She did her job, and did it well.

“If the governor chooses to pursue his privatization scheme further, I hope the process is more open and transparent. The many seniors who rely on Lottery programs deserve no less.”

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