Last month, Governing Magazine issued a report titled “Addicted to Fines”
The article discusses a large scale analysis of fine revenues to date, constructing a database from thousands of annual financial audits and reports filed to state agencies.
The results showed that for hundreds of mostly small cities and towns, fines are a critical source of funding, at times accounting for more than half of all general revenues.

To view the report in its entirety, please click here.

For earlier reporting including a US Supreme Court decision and local issues arising as a result, please click here