January 18, 2013


PA: Gov. Corbett Says Lottery Privatization Contract is Signed and Being Vetted

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett says the contract with a private firm to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery has now been signed and is in the hands of the state attorney general for her review. The governor said the agreement with Camelot Global Services has now been signed and delivered to the attorney general, who has 30 days to review it.  If she finds problems with the contract, Corbett says, he expects the AG to cooperate.  CBS

PA: Corbett is thinking big on liquor privatization

Though he has yet to put anything in writing, the governor and his team are sending strong signals that they want the system squarely in private hands, and that they are leaning toward opening up the wine and beer market to grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants and taverns, and big-box stores. Philadelphia Inquirer

NV: Experts: Less than half of motorists would use toll road around Boulder City

The estimate was based on a toll of $2.25 per passenger vehicle. Large trucks and commercial vehicles would potentially pay more. The reason the majority of motorists aren’t expected to use the toll road is that they’d have the option of using the existing U.S. 93 route through Boulder City that would remain free. The Nevada Legislature would still have to approve legislation permitting a toll and is expected to consider that in the session that begins next month. VEGAS INC

CA: Final hours in effort to stop Fresno’s trash privatization

A petition drive to stop privatization of Fresno’s residential trash services is in its final hours. Opponents of privatization say their deadline is Tuesday but they’re planning on turning in all of their signatures Friday afternoon. With one day to go, organizers of the effort are trying to make sure they have more than enough. “People could have signed twice. There are always those things that could happen, so we need to be conservative. But yes, I feel very good about where we are right now,” said Marina Magdaleno with Local 39.  ABC

NJ: Lawrence may become first in NJ to privatize 911 police dispatching services

The township could become the first municipality in New Jersey to privatize 911 police dispatching services, should the council approve a contract worth $719,400 a year with iXP Corp. of Cranbury next Tuesday. NJ.com