This ruling is a victory in favor of hard-working Pennsylvanians, State Sen. Fontana says.
Wednesday, March 13
Last week, the Commonwealth Court ruled that two statutes that stripped money from the successful adultBasic and Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities programs were unconstitutional because they diverted money from the federal Tobacco Settlement to finance items other than health care in the general budget. I consider this ruling a victory in favor of hard-working Pennsylvanians who have found themselves in a position where they lack health care benefits because of Corbett Administration policies of cutting programs for low-income residents. Under the Tobacco Settlement in 1998, tobacco companies agreed to distribute $200 billion over 25 years among Pennsylvania and other states. However, two subsequent laws were enacted that …
The Administration has less than a week to execute an agreement that will turn the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery over to a private British company, Fontana says.
Wednesday, January 16
Last Friday, the Corbett Administration issued a “notice of award” of a 20-year management contract for the Pennsylvania Lottery's $3.5-billion operation to the British-based firm Camelot Global Services, PA, LLC. The notice of award is not yet a binding contract commitment, but a first step in the privatizing process. The Administration now has less than a week to execute an agreement that will turn the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery over to the private company. The Administration is currently under a lot of scrutiny by many members of the General Assembly, as well as the labor union representing lottery workers. Prior to a Senate Finance Committee hearing yesterday, there were lots of questions that remained unanswered including …