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Judges deny Scranton commuter tax


February 19. 2013 10:50PM
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A Scranton commuter tax proposal has been denied in a decision handed down by a three-judge panel Dec. 19, according to Glenburn Supervisor Bill Wicks, a member of Scranton Taxing Our people, one of the groups that opposed the levy.

The city had sought to implement a 1 percent tax on the earned incomes of those who work in Scranton but do not reside there. The tax was expected to raise $4 million the first year and $6.7 million the second.

Now that the commuter tax has been denied, the city will have to seek other sources of revenue.

Check back at www.theabingtonjournal.com or www.golackawanna.com for coverage as this story develops. For complete coverage, see the Dec. 26 print edition of The Abington Journal.


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