SCRANTON -- For the first time in at least a decade, the city of Scranton has a budget with no tax increases
With a vote of four to one, Scranton City Council passed the $108 million spending plan at a meeting Thursday night.
Mayor Bill Courtwright said a tax hike was avoided due to the sale of city assets, including the city's parking garage. The sale helped to refinance the city's debt.
The city also settled a judgment against it that ordered it to pay back to the police and fire unions.
The budget goes into effect January 1 in Scranton.