Pennsylvania lawmakers eye hike in phone fees that fund 911

April 10, 2015 10:35 PM

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Pennsylvania counties are pushing state lawmakers to increase fees on phone customers that largely fund the state's 911 centers, warning of financial chaos if they fail to act.

A bill to increase telephone surcharges for 911, currently $1 to $1.50 per month, was being introduced Friday and was expected to get the symbolic number of House Bill 911. It would take the fee to a flat $1.65, less than the $2 the counties' association wants, and make significant revisions to the ...

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