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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
 

Lance: To another unsettling episode of “Jeannette Knows Best.” So much for the city's “balanced budget.” Jeannette begins 2013 about $500,000 in the hole. Whether Jeannette now files for municipal bankruptcy, which is not so easily arranged, or seeks protection under Act 47, which would put a state overseer in charge, this long-running drama has been needlessly extended by wishful thinking and poor leadership.

An observation: The Norwin school board is revising its proposed 2013-14 budget, which would remain within the state limit of a 1.5-mill tax increase instead of the previously proffered 5.25-mill pocket-diving. But at least one school board member still wants to apply for an exemption to the state's cap — just in case. By law, school boards have that contingency. By design, taxpayers have none.

 

 
 


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