Municipalities that institute cost recovery fees for emergency services could be double taxing residents, a Mackinac Center analyst told the Port Huron Times-Herald.

Michael LaFaive, director of the Center’s Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, said the fees could be a “tax by another name” if the municipality already pays for police and fire services through an operating millage. LaFaive also noted, however, that such fees can reduce the overconsumption of said services.

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