Lottery http://wesa.fm en PA Lottery Seeks to Lower Revenue Percentage Allotted for Senior Programs http://wesa.fm/post/pa-lottery-seeks-lower-revenue-percentage-allotted-senior-programs <p>Despite bringing in $99 million dollars more in sales than last year, the PA Lottery is seeking to lower the percentage of revenue it is legally required to give to programs for seniors.</p><p>For the third year in a row, the lottery has given more than one billion dollars to programs that help the elderly with transportation, prescription costs and even tax rebates. This year, $3.8 billion dollars in sales revenue were generated, with $1.8 billion going towards seniors, the largest dollar amount in PA Lottery history.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:22:20 +0000 Kaye Burnet 33030 at http://wesa.fm State AG: Culture of Corruption 'Won’t Ever Be Eliminated' http://wesa.fm/post/state-ag-culture-corruption-won-t-ever-be-eliminated <p>Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane doesn’t believe it’s possible to rid the state of corruption, but her office is working to set an example to public officials through prosecution. &nbsp;</p><p>In an interview today with 90.5 WESA's&nbsp;<a href="http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-attorney-general-kathleen-kane">&nbsp;Essential Pittsburgh</a> program, Kane discussed the scandal in the Turnpike Commission.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:38:29 +0000 Tim Camerato & Essential Pittsburgh 8100 at http://wesa.fm PA Lawmaker Wants New Controls on Lottery Operator http://wesa.fm/post/pa-lawmaker-wants-new-controls-lottery-operator <p>As Gov. Tom Corbett continues to look for an avenue that can be used to revive a scuttled plan to lease the state’s lottery to an outside vender, state Sen. Rob Teplitz is looking to put controls in place that he thinks will keep politics out of the operation.</p><p>The Democrat from Dauphin County has introduced legislation that, among other things, would place any private lottery operator under restraints similar to those placed on casino operators.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 7177 at http://wesa.fm Where Is All The PA Lottery Money Going? http://wesa.fm/post/where-all-pa-lottery-money-going <div class="field-item even"><p>When Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane ruled that&nbsp;Gov. Tom Corbett’s contract for private management of the state lottery was illegal, proponents of privatization shot back that Kane’s decision meant a loss of an additional $50 million for senior&nbsp;services.</p><p>Advocates said that having a private company running the lottery would increase receipts and eliminate growing waiting lists for senior services, which, by law, are supported by a percentage of lottery&nbsp;funds.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:22:41 +0000 Public Source 1530 at http://wesa.fm Where Is All The PA Lottery Money Going? Corbett Set to Outline Next Step with Lottery http://wesa.fm/post/corbett-set-outline-next-step-lottery <div class="field-item even"><p>Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to say how he'll respond now that Attorney General Kathleen Kane has rejected his effort to hire a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania&nbsp;Lottery.</p><p>Corbett has said he'd reveal his next move Friday, before the bid by London-based Camelot Global Services expires. Camelot hasn't commented about its plans,&nbsp;either.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:09:45 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 1510 at http://wesa.fm