Rep. Flynn to hold Policy Committee hearing on municipal tax burden Tuesday in Scranton

SCRANTON, Feb. 12 - State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced that he will host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing next week on the municipal tax burden. 

The hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, Casey Ballroom, 100 Adams Ave. Members of the public and media are invited to attend.

Flynn requested the hearing since the tax burden on residents, including senior citizens, is at a critical level and affecting too many hardworking families in the area. He will be joined by fellow state legislators from across the Commonwealth. 

The current agenda is:
       2 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks
       2:10 p.m. Panel from Pennsylvania Municipal League:
                       Paige Cognetti, mayor of Scranton
                       Mike Lombardo, mayor of Pittston
                       Rick Schuettler, executive director
   3 p.m.          Debi Domenick, Lackawanna County commissioner
   3:30 p.m.     Gerald Cross, executive director, Pennsylvania Economy League Central Division
   4 p.m.          Closing remarks    

This hearing is part of a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at and hearing materials will be at