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Recent FCC Study Highlights Troubling News for Taxpayers

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In response to the Federal Communications Commission's Eigth Annual 911 Fee Report to Congress , NTU's Counsel and Governmant Affairs Manager Clark Packard said, "National Taxpayers Union was disappointed to learn that eight states and Puerto Rico diverted over $220 million in 911 fees in 2015 for other uses, according to a new report issued by the FCC. Regrettably, this type of egregious abuse of taxpayers is nothing new. The highest priority of all governments is to ensure public safety, but fee diversions continue to erode public safety. NTU will continue to monitor fee diversions and explain their implications for taxpayers."