While the mayor and City Council finally came to terms in Scranton, Pa., over a revised financial recovery plan, the matter remains at a standstill because the city's state-appointed coordinator cited "several areas of concern."

The Pennsylvania Economy League, which must sign off on the plan, told Mayor Chris Doherty and council members Thursday that alternatives to real estate taxes, which include commuter and sales taxes as well as further voluntary donations from nonprofits, are too iffy.

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