Luis Rivera

Balancing Budgets on Drivers’ Backs

States like California are raising traffic fines instead of increasing taxes to generate a source of revenue. Cities and states across the country are broke. But instead of raising taxes, lawmakers are raising traffic fines. “This business of using fines and traffic fees as revenue sources is just flat wrong,” said Lew Uhler with the National Tax Limitation Committee. “This is simply a tax by another name.” Nowhere is that more obvious than Los Angeles, where the city collects more then $1.8 million a year at a single intersection in the San Fernando Valley from drivers running a red light. Cost per …Read more […..]

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