Taxes and Tickets
This Missourinet article (link via Combest) about a bill in the Missouri House, H.B. 683, tackles some valid issues within the transportation sector.
The bill attempts to streamline the process of paying sales taxes on a newly purchased car. Although no one enjoys paying taxes in the first place, the time, effort, and inconvenience involved in paying the tax at a separate time and in a separate location adds insult to injury. Some of these annoyances would be minimized if a system were in place that allowed consumers to pay the tax directly at the point of purchase.
Another provision would expand an existing law that limits the amount of speeding tickets that can be issued in order to supplement budgets in small towns. The existing law is entitled “Mack’s Creek Law,” named after the small town in Missouri that had, before the creation of the bill, used speeding ticket revenue for a large percentage of its municipal budget.