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County to see increase in 911 income

Barton County could see a funding increase of more than $40,000 a year due to changes that are coming in how cell phones are taxed.
This week, the Barton County Commission approved a county resolution that paves the way for it to get the extra money, following state guidelines.
As was noted in the county’s agenda: “Kansas Legislature has enacted the Kansas 911 Act, providing for the collection and distribution of fees relating to emergency communications services. 
“Pursuant to the act, beginning Jan. 1, fees, collected from services capable of contacting emergency communications service, will be remitted to ...


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