June 27, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 10

ML settles Cingular tax issue

The start of the Tuesday, June 18 Medical Lake City Council meeting went right into executive session.

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After 10 minutes, the City Council resumed regular session and took action to accept a settlement for $1,886.04 from Cingular Wireless regarding taxes collected from wireless customers’ bills over the course of three years after the company was bought by AT&T. Some of that money was supposed to be sent to local jurisdictions, but was never disbursed.

Many other larger cities presented Cingular with a lawsuit in order to receive those funds. For Medical Lake, the total was $4,831.50, me...

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