A proposal for the imposition of fuel sales tax to help fund the EMS was still in talks to be finalized in Delta Junction.
Imposition of Fuel Sales Tax That Will Help Fund EMS Still in Talks in Delta Junction Following Mixed Reactions
The imposition of a fuel sales tax is still in talks following mixed reactions on how it would assist in funding emergency medical services in Delta Junction, wherein the fuel sales tax would address the decreasing and struggling funding for healthcare services in the city.
According to a report published in Delta Wind, the Delta Junction mayor revealed the city council has not yet proposed the imposition of the fuel sales tax as they would first collect data and opinions from residents if they support the imposition of the fuel sales tax to help the lack of funding for the emergency medical services.
With the fuel sales tax, the city council believed that its imposition would be important in providing better healthcare services while taking care of medical service providers in the city; however, the imposition of the fuel sales tax would only affect the fuel distributors and not retail sales.
Imposition of Fuel Sales Tax Receives Mixed Reactions from Other City Council Members
Despite the advantages of imposing the fuel sales tax, other city council members disapproved of the possible proposal and claimed that the imposition would only go further than the city tax limits, which was not advisable to do.
Aside from the fuel sales tax proposal, there are other efforts made to help the struggling emergency medical services, such as bills that would strengthen the workforce and provide more affordable healthcare services across the country, EMS1 reported.