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Balancing Macungie's 2012 is Proving a Challenge

Expenditures are down but revenues are down more.

Balancing Macungie's 2012 is Proving a Challenge

Macungie faces serious budget talks in the coming weeks.

Council members have held two budget workshops so far and some difficult facts have come to light:

* Proposed expenditures for 2012 are 12.2 percent lower than they were for 2011.

* Revenues ishave decreased 23 percent -- $200,000 -- from last year.

* Collections of Earned Income Taxes have dropped 10 percent.

* Real Estate transfers are down significantly because people are not buying homes.

The next budget workshop meeting will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the auditorium of the Macungie Institute.

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