Scranton’s exploration of recovering insurance fees for some firefighting expenses deserves further inquiry. City officials this week reported they may seek reimbursement from insurance companies providing coverage for properties that are damaged by fire (read more)
State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale only stated the obvious Wednesday when he reported that city pension deficits are pushing Scranton toward insolvency. The city pension fund for firefighters is financed at only 16.7 percent, and within 2½ years, Scr (read more)

Chris Kelly
Pension question Editor: The article regarding the dire financial straits of many local school districts in The Sunday Times on Aug. 17 was eye-opening and alarming. (read more)

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