PA Appoints Mediator on Scranton Debt

Reuters
July 12, 2012

The Scranton city government learned on Thursday that the state may help the cash-strapped city find ways to plug a $16.5 million budget gap that recently prompted the mayor to cut public employees’ pay to the minimum wage. Pennsylvania, which has intervened in other struggling cities such as the capital Harrisburg, has offered to pay for a mediator to help Scranton’s mayor and council resolve differences and craft a financial recovery plan.

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