Luzerne County Manager Proposes Tax Hike

WILKES-BARRE -- Property owners in Luzerne County should brace for a tax hike.

County Manager David Pedri unveiled his proposed 2018 budget Tuesday night which calls for a 2 percent increase in property taxes.

The increase amounts to about $12 more per year for a property assessed at $100,000.

Pedri says the hike is needed to cover increases in health care and pensions for county employees.

Luzerne County council has until mid-December to approve a final budget.

8 comments

  • SICK OF TAX HIKES

    As if our taxes are not high enough. Not every one can afford this. Me and my husband can barley keep our heads above water as it is. When we apply for assistance we are told that we make to much money. Let Them pay for part of there health care. We have to!

  • sick of fake news

    Unbelieveable, taxpayers soaked again. Is this clown Pedri hired or elected? Either way, he needs to be booted out. This is outrageous. Let these already overpaid county workers pay for their own d@mn health insurance and they want to raise MY taxes to pay for them not working? Get real. There are many, many people in this county on fixed incomes as it is. Where is THEIR raise to cover this increase?
    Oh, that’s right. They’re going to tell us to simply make do. Well, i have a suggestion for them: Let THEM make do for a change. Let them finally be the ones to have to tighten their belts. They don’t want to make sacrifices, but yet they have no problem expecting already struggling and overburdened taxpayers to continue to sacrifice year after year.

    FOR SHAME ON THESE GREEDY LUZERNE COUNTY CRYBABIES. PAY FOR YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE AND STOP EXPECTING US TO PAY FOR YOUR CUSHY PENSIONS. TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS LIKE YOU EXPECT THE TAXPAYERS TO!!!!

  • berrios

    12 more dollars a year to pay for more corruption and deadbeats druggies who move here from new york and jersey and in hazletons cases out of the country.

    • troutlover

      Luzerne County needs to put a toll booth on RT-115 in Buck Township so it can charge all the heroin and meth dealers from NYC, Newark, Philly, and Trenton! You can miss them with their tinted windows and ALL black interiors!!

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