Fla. EMS tax likely to rise again

After officials hiked property taxes 46 percent to pay for EMS system, they are talking about raising rate again if costs don't go down


By Anne Lindberg
The Tampa Bay Times

PINELLAS, Fla. — Only a few months after Pinellas officials hiked property taxes 46 percent to pay for the emergency medical services system, they are talking about raising the rate again if costs don't go down.

They've also broached the possibility that the cost of an ambulance ride could go up for the third year in a row.

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