Bruce Rauner

Objects to lottery contract termination

9 Dec, 2014

A spokesman for Rauner objects to the early termination of the state’s contract with Northstar Lottery Group. The termination agreement calls for two Northstar subcontractors, Gtech and Scientific Games, to run lottery operations for a reduced amount of money until a new vendor is selected. Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf :

Despite our repeated requests, the Quinn administration has executed another 11th-hour deal. We were not consulted or even informed. This looks like a bad deal that creates a new binding contract that will cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.

State lottery director Michael Jones responds, saying Northstar didn’t live up to expectations.

I’d be happy to walk through the termination deal with anybody from the Rauner camp as early as tomorrow.

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