A Scranton resident and private-sector financial consultant has asked officials in that distressed northeast Pennsylvania city to clarify a bond-document statement that he said "clearly contradicts the true nature of the city's tax increases."

Gary Lewis, in a letter to city business administrator Ryan McGowan, said a supplement to an official statement for Scranton's $14.7 million private placement in early December "implies that the [$1.6 million] in additional revenue is available to satisfy a budgetary gap created by lack of a 'commuter tax' when this revenue stream is encumbered by a Lackawanna County court order."

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