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Unraveling county revenue shortfall

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Hunter Wallace: Tracking missing money is like ‘chasing a ghost’

By Gregory A. Summers

Lancaster County’s inexplicable dropoff in property-tax collections, first noticed in January, is still a mystery, but a few things have become clearer over the past month.
An $833,000 chunk of the shortfall has been identified as an error in the bill that a state agency sent to Duke Energy, the county’s largest taxpayer. Comporium Communications was under-billed by $88,000. Those taxes should be paid within days.


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