Budget-strapped Connecticut is losing millions of dollars in speeding ticket revenue, according to the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters. The report indicates that cuts to the state budget have short-changed Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane’s office, leading to understaffing and a lack of resources to prosecute cases. The report notes two-thirds of all traffic tickets in Connecticut in 2017 were nolled.
Senate Republican President Len Fasano told NBC: “If there’s an argument that could be made that for a small investment there’s a greater return for the state, certainly I’m willing to listen to that argument.”
Added Senate Democrat Cathy Osten: “I’m positive that my colleagues would be willing to look at this and see what we could do to address this situation.”
The piece claims Connecticut is losing $3 million in revenue.