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As soon as people either slow down (and get fewer tickets) or get better radar detectors, the tax revenues will go down.

Sure, but then it's just a windfall. During the height of the development boom, and when unemployment was at historic lows, we had a massive surplus as well. When the national economy cratered in 2007, we saw those surpluses significantly shrink. Now we're somewhere in between.

In either case it's not the end of the world. We'll adjust. Anyway, it's a nice problem to have. And if the revenue comes mainly from regional non-residents, so much the better. They've been free-riders in the areas of poverty, homelessness, and environmental justice issues for decades now. Nice to be able to recoup some of that.

by oboe on Nov 19, 2012 9:17 pm • linkreport

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