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  1. Scranton council advances mayor's proposed 2016 budgetRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Scranton City Council on Thursday advanced Mayor Bill Courtright's 2016 budget, which raises property taxes $42 on the average homeowner. Council voted 4-0, with Pat Rogan, Wayne Evans, Joe Wechsler and Bill Gaughan all in favor, to advance on second reading of a budget ordinance.


  2. Scranton City Council introduces 2016 budget with 5.7% tax increaseRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Scranton City Council on Thursday introduced Mayor Bill Courtright's 2016 budget, which raises property taxes $42 on the average homeowner. Council voted 4-0, with Pat Rogan, Wayne Evans, Joe Wechsler and Bill Gaughan all in favor, and Bob McGoff absent, to introduce a budget ordinance.


  3. PEL program on new social program initiativeRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    The Pennsylvania Economy League will hold a program titled "Pay for Success: Learn About the Cutting-Edge Public/Private Partnership that is Funding Nonprofits and Luring Investors" on Friday, Nov. 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Under Pay for Success, governments partner with private-sector investors who provide money to social programs that deliver proven results in areas such as early childhood education.


  4. Scranton urges Lackawanna County to spend its big surplus on a tax reassessmentRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Scranton City Council wants Lackawanna County to use its big budget surplus next year to finally undertake a countywide property tax reassessment that would benefit the city. Lackawanna County commissioners on Thursday proposed a 2016 budget that would keep county taxes flat for the third year in a row and end the year with an $11.2 million surplus.


  5. Nanticoke distressed status may be liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    If Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin agrees, Nanticoke would become the first city to leave the state's program for financially distressed municipalities. City and state officials and representatives from the city's recovery coordinator, the Pennsylvania Economy League, offered testimony at a hearing Monday at the Municipal Building.


  6. Nanticoke emerging from distressed statusRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Nanticoke's expected emergence from Act 47 status is a "big deal" and something worth celebrating, according to officials who helped the community during its financial difficulties. State Sen. John Yudichak said "tremendous teamwork" has Nanticoke about to make history.


  7. Municipal pension suggestions emergingRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale warned a Senate panel Thursday of the unintended consequences for a city such as Scranton going into bankruptcy because of insurmountable municipal pension debt. He said the legal fees alone would run into the tens of millions of dollars, while a city under bankruptcy would never get back its fiscal reputation.


  8. Around the Towns 5/24/2015Read the original story

    May 24, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    The borough zoning board granted a variance for J.P. Bertocki Insurance Agency to convert a home at 608 N. Blakely St. into its new office. The business was located at 444 E. Drinker St. While the house is in an area zoned as residential, the surrounding area is full of businesses and organizations, from Burger King to the Greater Scranton YMCA, surveyor Robert Mendola told the zoning board last week.


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