Judge Allows Scranton to Continue to Triple Tax

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SCRANTON -- A judge ruled today that the Electric City can continue to take triple the local service tax from workers' paychecks.

The $156 a year tax in Scranton generates about $5 million dollars a year for the financially troubled city.

About 30,000 people pay the tax in Lackawanna County.


  • CNN_IS_fakeassnews

    I have two questions- how can any judge find taxation with out representation to be legal?

    who was the judge that decided this was ok? I think he or she should be recalled and removed.

  • CNN_IS_fakeassnews

    this is why no one will want to ever work in Scranton! Scranton your pushing people out of your tax system. looking for a job? not in Scranton! ever.

  • Wendy Anderson

    Tax welfare checks they drive on the roads and use services to why do the working people have to pay and non working bums don’t!

    • Cowboy

      You hit it on the head WENDY.
      Most of the taxes they collect go for the welfare, dreamers and sanctuary cities. Most of them people are living better than some people I know working 10 hours a day.

  • Eyeswideshut

    It’s just another name for the commuter tax the people that bailed on Scranton didn’t see this coming. Now they just need to make another name to even off the 3.4% and they could call it even.
    They should call it the bread and butter tax!

  • 😟

    It’s not the fault of these 30,000 people that the city is in financial distress yet they’re the ones being penalized the way I see it. Sound kind of strange that you have to pay $156 to work in the city of Scranton. Why don’t all of those elected officials take a pay cut instead? But we all know that would never happen. It’s disgusting what they are doing.

  • Cowboy

    The Beatles SONG;
    Now governor wolfs song!

    Let me tell you how it will be
    there’s one for you, nineteen for me
    Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
    Should five per cent appear too small
    Be thankful I don’t take it all
    Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman
    If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
    If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
    If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
    If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

  • Scranton is poo poo

    Here we have an illegal tax that effects 30,000 people with only two posts on this webpage. I’m posting and I don’t even have to pay it. No wonder this judge is bending all of you over. You’re weak, spineless and speechlesss! Have fun getting screwed, y’all deserve it as far as I’m concerned.

  • The realistic guy

    That didn’t take long to pass. Next up will be city officials vote themselves a raise. Wait, you’ll see.

  • Blown away

    A negative news dump always occurs on a Friday. Everybody will forget about this decision come Monday ( Presidents day, day off for fed workers) except for the people who have to pay this criminal tax.

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