Lawmaker wants $60 million Penn State fine kept in Pa.
Penn State is beginning to make good on $60 million in fines stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, and a leading lawmaker wants the money kept in-state.
Sen. Jake Corman said Thursday he will introduce a bill to guarantee the NCAA fine goes toward ``the betterment of Pennsylvanians.''
Corman, Republican chairman of the Appropriations Committee, wants lawmakers to act quickly. The university has already made its first $12 million payment.
Corman says the money comes from funds raised largely in Pennsylvania.
He plans to ask a state court to block the NCAA from releasing any money outside Pennsylvania.
A university spokesman is declining comment.
Sandusky is serving a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted this summer of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
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