Lottery Agreement Will Help Pennsylvania Seniors
1/18/2013
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement regarding the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery:

“We need to be sure our programs for seniors flourish. Certain programs to help older residents are funded exclusively by the lottery, and costs are rising at a rapid rate due to the growing senior population and demands on services. It is critical to take steps to bolster funding for these programs and keep them separate from the state’s General Fund budget.

“A management agreement with a private vendor will ensure that money will be available for programs like property tax and rent rebates, low-cost prescriptions and in-home health services. The service provider is guaranteeing the growth of the lottery fund over the next 20 years at a rate higher than any projection offered by current lottery officials. Revenues are projected at $200 million more per year than the lottery now delivers.

“The House Aging and Older Services Committee will hold meetings next week to obtain information from affected service providers as well as those looking to manage the system. Through our legislative oversight, we will continue to monitor the lottery and this agreement to ensure the system is operating in a manner consistent with state law.”

Representative Mike Turzai
Majority Leader
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Stephen Miskin
717.705.1852
smiskin@pahousegop.com
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