Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Should Pa. pursue plans to privatize running the lottery?

READER POLL

Should Pa. pursue plans to privatize running the lottery?

No, why risk losing money that benefits seniors?
 
  232 (38.6%)
Yes, will be able to reduce costs
 
  69 (11.5%)
No, suspect it's just about throwing business to campaign donors
 
  258 (42.9%)
Yes, if Gov. Corbett can show it will save money and boost lottery returns
 
  137 (22.8%)
Total votes = 601
Elsewhere on the site:
 
Pro: Time to privatize running of state's lottery
 
Con: No need to privatize lottery operation


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