Addicted to fines

AUGUST 22, 2019 | by Mike Maciag | GOVERNING

“All throughout the country, select cities and towns generate substantial fines and other court revenues that fund sizable portions of their budgets. Some are known for issuing lots of speeding tickets. Others raise revenues from parking citations, municipal ordinance violations or traffic cameras. Five years ago, the issue of excessive fines and fees gained national attention following the civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo. …”