Randolph, Mo in Clay County is in trouble with the state auditor for issuing too many traffic tickets and speeding citations.
According to kansascity.com, the Missouri State Auditor says that according to the Macks Creek law, a municipality may not generate more than 35% of it’s income from traffic citations. The law exists to stop the incentive for towns to aggressively ticket it’s citizens as a revenue source.
Interestingly, this appears to be the first time that this law has been applied since it passed in 1995.
The extra revenue generated improperly will end up going to the Missouri Department of Revenue, and be distributed to Missouri Schools. The amount is estimated to be between $40,000 and $50,000.
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