Thursday, September 30, 2021

McClure to Release NorCo's 2022 Spending Plan on Monday

Northampton County Exec  Lamont McClure will introduce next year's budget at 11:30 AM on Monday, October 4, 2021 in Council Chambers at the Government Center, 669 Washington Street, Easton, PA 18042. The Budget Address will also be livestreamed on the County’s YouTube Channel and on Facebook.

Will it include a tax hike? My guess is that, for the fourth year in a row, McClure will present a budget that is both balanced and without a tax increase. 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

He inherited a bundle of cash. People know what is coming. Peg Ferraro is right. He will push a BS tax cut. The guy is political as hell.

Anonymous said...

Uncle Joe gave cousin Monty enough Covid trash cash to avoid a tax increase just before the election cycle this year. But woah, Nelly! Next year, Monty the slithering python, will "Lynch" the taxpayers with a "bilk back better" monster...

Anonymous said...

Maybe he will give the county employees a nice raise LOL. Just tell them no money in the budget for that.

Anonymous said...

9/30/21 at 9:25. Yea right? If it weren't for the pension plan we had when hired years ago, I would have moved on years ago. Now these employees have NOTHING. Democrats for the people my back side. Thank goodness I was able to retire some time ago. Never go back to Norco.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what NorCo's ratio of welfare recipients to net taxpayers is vs. Lehigh County's?

Anonymous said...

You are right.
Money for farms, Yes
Money for seniors, Yes
Money for small business, Yes
Money for drug addicts, Yes
Money for people who just sit at home and say no work out there,Yes

Money for the frontline county employees who came to work during the pandemic. Didn't get to stay home and get paid. And got covid , sorry dont have any money.

Anonymous said...

How can he release a budget when two of the union contracts haven’t been settled?

Anonymous said...

How can the budget be completed when two union contracts haven’t been negotiated?

Bernie O'Hare said...

That’s simple. A budget estimates what personnel will cost and includes some padding if it comes in higher. If you think you must know every expense in advance to the exact penny, a budget could never be completed.

Anonymous said...

Actually you can... If you sit down and negotiate in good faith and work out an agreement before the end of each contract you can have it in the budget. But that is not how Lamont and Chuck work. There is no good faith talks it is take or leave it . Then you end up in arbitration. Which they love because you might only have a disagreement on one or two things but they make you arbitrate all parts of the contract . Scare your employees great way to run things. So you could have it in the budget

Bernie O'Hare said...

But that was not your question. Your question was whether a budget could be proposed without a union contract and the answer is yes. Incidentally, good faith negotiations are a two-way street.