Kane to release findings on Pa. lottery deal

Kathleen Kane, democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General, smiles at the media after voting at a polling place in the Waverly Community House, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Waverly, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

February 14, 2013 6:44:23 AM PST
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is preparing to announce the findings of her office's review of a contract to hire a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.

Kane has scheduled a Thursday afternoon news conference in Harrisburg to discuss her decision.

Camelot Global Services' bid to take over lottery management from state employees expires Saturday. Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has pressed Kane, a Democrat, to say whether she approves of the form and legality of the 20- to 30-year contract.

In the meantime, the contract's legality is being challenged in court by Democratic lawmakers and the union that represents lottery employees.