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Ambulance Fee in Effect in Montgomery County

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By Rebecca Blatt

Opponents of the fee needed 15,366 signatures by August 4 and at least that many more by August 19. The Board of Elections says it has completed the count of the first batch and petitioners did not have enough.

Supporters say they handed in thousands more than necessary, but some were disqualified because they did not precisely match voter registration. Some didn't have middle initials listed, for instance.

The group has ten days to appeal the decision in circuit court. The fee is expected to bring in $14 million in the first year.

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