INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL / NEW ERA
Article “Attorney General’s move on Pa. Lottery deal surprised some local lawmakers” states towards the end:
“Camelot’s bid expires Saturday, which allows it to get back a $50 million security deposit. The money was supposed to be used to pay the Corbett administration’s consultants for their services during the contract process.”
WATCHDOG: It is that $50 million to pay consultants and others for their services which is the impetus behind so many public project and government initiatives. The virtual bankruptcy of Harrisburg is the result of “consultants” coming up with schemes for public projects with a deep trough from which to feed. And, of course, we saw with the local Lancaster Convention Center project.
We fail to empathize with both Governor Tom Corbett’s retainers and Ed Rendell and his cohorts who may have to wait longer or even possibly miss this feeding frenzy.
Incidentally, the article deserves a wag of the tail.