HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord has filed a lawsuit against the Gaming Control Board.
He's asking Commonwealth Court to rule that the Treasurer's Office is entitled by state law to participate in all the Gaming Control Board's deliberations, including its closed-door executive sessions.
McCord says the Gaming Control Board has discouraged his participation in deliberations, and it has explicitly denied his office access to their executive sessions.
"With this suit, I make it clear that I will not back off," said McCord.
McCord said Pennsylvania's gaming law specifically established the elected state Treasurer as a nonvoting member who did not need to take sides.
"Let's be clear: it's not their call," said McCord.
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