911 Tax Law Could Spell End for 2 City Run 911 PSAPs

The Pennsylvania state legislature is examining a new 9-1-1 tax bill, and it could have heavy impacts on the 9-1-1 funding for Bethlehem and Allentown. The current 9-1-1 tax bill expires this July which is prompting law makers to look at how funding is distributed to the state’s 9-1-1 centers. Allentown and Bethlehem, both in Lehigh County, are the last two municipalities to run their own 9-1-1 PSAPs. The cities are concerned law makers will cut funding to their centers, forcing them to outsource services to the county run center.

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