HARRISBURG, February 14, 2013 — State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today released the following statement regarding Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to reject the lottery contract with Camelot Global Services:

“The Attorney General used her authority to support what many of us have been saying all along—that the administration’s lottery fire sale was a disturbing overreach of his authority and, quite simply, a lousy deal for workers, seniors and supporters of open government.

It is reassuring to know that there does exist in Pennsylvania a system of checks and balances on executive authority.

The Attorney General used sound reasoning to put a stop to a bad plan that contained illegal expansion of gambling, significant risks to senior programs and foreign control of a highly successful state agency.

More importantly, she made sure the people of Pennsylvania again have a voice in deciding issues critical to their future and their finances. Hopefully, this will end the back-room deal-making and allow state lottery officials and employees chart their own revenue plan under the bright light of public scrutiny.”