Sen. Jeff Piccola of Dauphin County (Harrisburg) has proposed a new law changing the awful way the state's gambling operations were set up. The changes, better late than never, give the AG's office the authority to do all background checks, prohibit convicted felons (sorry Bob Asher) from owning casino licenses and bar anyone with alleged mob ties (sorry Louie DeNaples). Pennsylvania got egg all over our faces because the original law wasn't drafted well and left huge holes. Piccola's effort should close the biggest gaffes. Let's get this passed soon.