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Did Scranton Overtax?

SCRANTON — The city of Scranton was back in court Tuesday, for the second time in a week, making arguments to keep certain taxes.

In this case, a group of residents is suing the city, saying it has overtaxed property owners. 419 more words


Gov. Wolf Lifts Act 47 'Distressed City' Status From Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With signatures from Gov. Tom Wolf and Community & Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Pittsburgh is no longer an Act 47 distressed city. 398 more words


Petitioning for Municipal Solvency

January 18, 2017

Good Morning! In today’s Blog, we consider the ongoing fiscal challenges to fiscal recovery for Scranton, Pennsylvania—a municipality that has verged on the edge of chapter 9 bankruptcy for many years. 1,105 more words

Hazleton Approved for Act 47 Loan

HAZLETON — Hazleton is now a financially distressed city. Mayor Jeff Cusat filed for Act 47 last month, and the state will now help the city manage money. 351 more words


Hazleton Mayor Files for Act 47

HAZLETON — Hazleton’s mayor has filed for Act 47. The news is a welcome surprise to people who live and visit the city.

“I think it is something that needs to be done because the city is really in dire straits,” Norbet Chaiko of Hazle Township said. 308 more words


The Long Fiscal Road out from State Fiscal Oversight


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Good Morning! In this a.m.’s eBlog, we look at Philadelphia’s fiscal challenges as it seeks to fully emerge from state fiscal oversight. 631 more words

Distressed No More? State to Lay Out Exit Plan for Scranton

SCRANTON — The city of Scranton may soon shed the label it’s had for more than two decades. The state says Scranton is set up to no longer be called a “distressed city.” 421 more words