N.J.’s 911 funding crisis: 5 things you need to know

In 2004, state lawmakers made the case for yet another tax: For just 90 cents tacked on to every monthly phone bill in the in New Jersey, they could build a new, state-of-the-art 911 system to keep pace with modern technology and save lives. During the past 12 years, that added up to a whopping $1.37…