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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Charter commission begins with budget proposal, scheduleand, technology, professional services and travel. The group also wanted to pu
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
and, technology, professional services and travel. The group also wanted to pursue information and studies done by the Pennsylvania Economy League rather than recreate the wheel or duplicate efforts that may not be suitable. Janice Frank was... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Scranton and its DPW union ink new 4-year labor contracta memorandum of understanding on the contract’s details, as well as an opinion
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
a memorandum of understanding on the contract’s details, as well as an opinion from the city’s Act 47 coordinator, the Pennsylvania Economy League, that the pact complies with the city’s recovery exit plan. “It is PEL’s conclusion that the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Crossing guards cut in West Hazletonguards who attended Tuesday's meeting declined comment on the new arrangement.
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
guards who attended Tuesday's meeting declined comment on the new arrangement. Budget review Joe Boyle, of the Pennsylvania Economy League, released a six-month financial review that has West Hazleton ending June with a roughly $104,000... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Lame duck council members vow to prevent tax hiketax collection agency. Mundie believes the city is in no position to not accep
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 days ago
tax collection agency. Mundie believes the city is in no position to not accept the up-front payment. Mundie said Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) consultants recommended delinquent tax sales in an Early Intervention Program report that... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Scranton Act 47 coordinator endorses city's 2018 budgetthough it plans for higher spending and revenue than projected in the city’s Ac
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
though it plans for higher spending and revenue than projected in the city’s Act 47 exit plan. The Act 47 coordinator, the Pennsylvania Economy League, determined the budget complies with the goals of the city’s exit plan, which PEL issued in June... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Pension spike won’t cause Hazleton tax hike ... yetweeks after state officials declared Hazleton a financially distressed municipa
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 23 days ago
weeks after state officials declared Hazleton a financially distressed municipality under state Act 47. Consultants from Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) — the firm selected by the state for developing a financial recovery plan for Hazleton —... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
PEL exec: Towns need basic change in fiscal operationin Lackawanna County and 76 in Luzerne County expect the same services. Yet, G
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
in Lackawanna County and 76 in Luzerne County expect the same services. Yet, Gerald Cross, executive director of the Pennsylvania Economy League, said residents expect each of those municipalities to be able to afford those services, and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Economic expert: Cities provide fewer services to keep taxes lowin Luzerne County and 40 in Lackawanna County expect the same services. Yet, G
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 24 days ago
in Luzerne County and 40 in Lackawanna County expect the same services. Yet, Gerald Cross, executive director of the Pennsylvania Economy League, said the problem is residents also expect each municipality to be able to afford the same level... Read more
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Times Leader
Fiscally distressed Luzerne County municipalities identified in new reportAfter crunching fiscal and population data from 2,388 local governments across
Times Leader / Posted 24 days ago
After crunching fiscal and population data from 2,388 local governments across the state, the nonprofit Pennsylvania Economy League gauged the financial distress of municipalities by categorizing them into one of five levels. The verdict in Luzerne... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Overtime pay now a factor in police pensionsto increase in the earned income tax (EIT) rate to offset a potential pension p
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 25 days ago
to increase in the earned income tax (EIT) rate to offset a potential pension payment hike, Mundie said. He also said that Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL) consultants advised the administration to avoid voting on matters that could have long-term... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Fiscal crisis looming over Pennsylvania communitiesBERN TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania communities are facing a fiscal crisis, according
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 25 days ago
BERN TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania communities are facing a fiscal crisis, according to a study conducted by the Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL). Gerald Cross, the PEL's executive director, presented the findings of the report at the Berkshire Country... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Mayor: No authority deal means big tax hike in cityfund would remain at 0.09 mill. State Act 47 will not play into the budget ado
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 28 days ago
fund would remain at 0.09 mill. State Act 47 will not play into the budget adoption process because consultants from Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL), the firm selected by the state for developing a recovery plan for Hazleton, have yet to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HUGE TAX JUMP IN FUTURE?fund would remain at 0.09 mill. State Act 47 will not play into the budget ado
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 28 days ago
fund would remain at 0.09 mill. State Act 47 will not play into the budget adoption process because consultants from Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL), the firm selected by the state for developing a recovery plan for Hazleton, have yet to... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Outgoing Scranton business administrator reflects on eventful tenurehe has a successor lined up, but declined to immediately name him. Bulzoni cre
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
he has a successor lined up, but declined to immediately name him. Bulzoni credited city employees, Act 47 coordinator Pennsylvania Economy League, financial consulting firm PFM of Harrisburg and adviser HJA Strategies of New Jersey for their... Read more
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Philly.com
Pa. property taxes: What's next after ballot question passedand a lot of local push for something on relief of property taxes,” said Gerry
Philly.com / Posted 1 months ago
and a lot of local push for something on relief of property taxes,” said Gerry Cross, executive director of the nonpartisan Pennsylvania Economy League. “But the devil’s in the details. No one knows what the legislature will come up with, and that’s... Read more

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