Bond Buyer’s Commentary on Scranton Tax Case

Scranton case could ripple far, says taxpayer advocate

SCRANTON, Pa. – A lawsuit against the city of Scranton over taxation could have ramifications throughout Pennsylvania, said the head of a group that initiated the suit.

“State law clearly states there is a cap to taxation through the Act 511 law,” Gary St. Fleur said in an interview at the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas in downtown Scranton on Tuesday. “If we do not win, that would allow any city to raise taxes in any amount it wants.”

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