Telephone Bills Might Increase

Unless you’re from Missouri, don’t panic. Currently, the state imposes a 10-cent monthly surcharge for covering Relay Missouri. That charge could go up five cents for a total surcharge of 15 cents per month. Small potatoes, right?
I’m sure there will be an outcry from phone customers who don’t use the relay service. But to them, I say, we have to pay taxes for many things we never use. If the surcharge doesn’t change, then “the funds for Relay Missouri could be gone by April 2006.”