Union Sues Corbett to Block Potential Lottery Sale

Two weeks before the state will decide whether or not to hand over the reins of its (very well functioning) state lottery to a private British corporation, state lottery employees are attempting a pre-emptive strike. AFSCME 13’s lawsuit contends that the state isn’t permitted to bid the lottery without legislative approval; the injunction is motivated in part by the union’s anxiety that as many as 160 of its jobs will be displaced by the move. As if anti-privatization folks weren’t pissed off enough, the Patriot-News reported Sunday that three days before it bid for the lottery in November, Camelot incorporated its new American branch not in Pennsylvania, but in Wilmington, Delaware, AKA tax paradise. [Patriot-News]