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Daryl James

Daryl James

Daryl James is a writer at the Institute for Justice in Arlington, Virginia.

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In these Louisiana towns, ticket revenue climbed even as traffic dwindled

By: - July 29, 2022

Auditors sounded an alarm on May 18, 2020, in Bonita, Louisiana, near the Arkansas state line. A statewide stay-at-home order was keeping cars off the road, limiting opportunities for the police to issue traffic tickets. The budget implications were serious in Bonita, which receives more than half its revenue from citations. “The Village relies on […]