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New Phone Tax Takes Affect

The new 75-cent per month tax on landlines and cell phones takes affect today. The new tax was initially approved by the legislature’s budget writing committee to fund 911 call center technology upgrades and was originally scheduled to be phased out. However, it gained new life when Democratic Leadership needed more revenues to balance the budget. The funds will now go into the general fund rather than for 911 call center upgrades.