NJ Lawmakers Want DOJ Review Before Lottery Contract

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 5:41 PM EST) -- Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature want Gov. Chris Christie's administration to seek advice from the U.S. Department of Justice before contracting with a private company to handle operations of the state's $2.7 billion lottery, based on concerns over the move's legality.

In August, the state issued a request for proposals for “lottery growth management services.” The administration isn't looking to sell or privatize the entire lottery, but instead contract with a private sector partner to boost lottery sales and marketing, which would increase revenue for...
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