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Washington BOS Chair: Property Taxes Can’t Fully Support Ambulance Service

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 5:52 am


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The Chair of the Washington County Board of Supervisors says property taxpayers are unfairly burdened with the cost of ambulance service. Jim Miksch says Medicaid and Medicare don’t come close to covering it. Miksch says because local ambulance service is funded by municipal governments, the money comes from property taxes.