I had the rare honor of testifying before the Missouri Senate committee on Economic Development. The hearing’s subject was Senator Eric Schmitt’s Senate Bill 5 to reign in traffic court abuses in Missouri.
Here’s some perspective:
St. Louis County accounts for 22 percent of Missouri’s population and over 50 percent of traffic tickets
St. Ann’s traffic court revenue exploded from about $500,000 in 2009 to over $3.5 million last year
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