Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Northampton County Tax Hike Proposed
Lehigh County Exec Cunningham has already declared he's holding the lid tight on a tax increase next year. It's amazing what you can do when you don't let the judges run your county.
Northampton County is not so lucky. After letting the judges run rampant for the past eight years, the county is literally bleeding money. County Exec Stoffa told a Council committee late today he'll have to propose a tax increase in the next budget. That's no surprise. The daily buffing expenses for the judges' marble floors are alone enough to require a hike.
I have no details. I suspect you'll get those tomorrow from The Express Times or Morning Call. This is just a heads up.
Don't you feel special?
The Express Times report of yesterday's Finance Committee include Stoffa's positive assertion that there will be a tax increase, followed by a statement that a hike is "probable," and a statement following the meeting that he just doesn't know.
This equivocation is a little disturbing.