Post-Dispatch Says Same Thing That I Did … Pretty Neat, Huh?
In this morning’s editorial (that would be Thursday), the St. Louis Post-Dispatch called for legislation that would lower the percent of any city’s budget that can be funded by traffic tickets:
The Missouri legislature could end this with a simple piece of legislation. Right now, municipalities are allowed to collect up to 45 percent of their revenue from certain types of traffic tickets. Missouri should drop that limit, perhaps to as little as 10 percent, and apply it to all tickets. That would greatly reduce cities’ incentive to abuse police power for the sake of local budgets.
I agree completely with them, as I stated here. I would wonder if they got their ideas from me, but since I got all the information for my posts on this issue from their articles, I’ll call it even.