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Government Study Commission unanimously supports new government for Lackawanna County

All seven members of the Lackawanna County Government Study Commission overwhelmingly support abolishing the commissioners’ form of government in favor of a strong executive form of government, an arrangement in which the county executive will be elected in a countywide at-large election. This stands in contrast to the home rule charter adopted by Luzerne County with its appointed county manager position. In addition the study commission by majority vote is recommending a seven member “part-time” council, elected by districts throughout the county.

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