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Borough budget stretches in all directions


Petersburg Borough Assembly members face tough decisions when it comes to funding local community service organizations, especially amid concerns over decreased state funding.

The decrease in revenue from the state along with the possibility of an increase in public employee retirement (PERS) contributions dominated much of the discussion Monday as the Borough Assembly advanced the budget in its second reading.

The Senate Finance Committee proposed a bill last week that would increase local PERS contributions from its current 22 percent to 26.5 percent incrementally each year until 2018. Th...

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