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Lackawanna County Commissioners vote for residency requirement

Lackawanna County Commissioners Vote for Residency Requirement

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- If you wanna work here, you've got to live here.

That's today's message from Lackawanna County Commissioners. They voted to pass a resolution for requiring non-union county employees to live in the county. This will apply to any new hires moving forward and commissioners say they only think it's fair that county workers should live in Lackawanna County. They also see it as an opportunity to broaden their tax base, and show their check from the county government is an investment back into the community.

"Why shouldn't we have all of our employees living inside of Lackawanna County? If you can't find somewhere good to live in Lackawanna County, you shouldn't be here," says Commissioner Patrick O'Malley.

Any current Lackawanna County employees living outside the county won't be affected; there are currently around fifty.

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