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Missouri Senate Votes to Ban Traffic-Ticket QuotasLast year, Missouri enacted a law lowering the percentage of revenue cities can collect from traffic fines.
Ferguson Commission Co-Chair Says Panel Making ImpactStarsky Wilson cites 11 bills based on commission's findings.
St. Louis Court to Accept Payments OnlineThe city announced the change on Monday. It means that those facing fees and fines no longer need to show up in court to make partial payments, eliminating the need to miss work or find childcare.
Federal Lawsuit Questions St. Louis Suburb's FinesA public interest law firm is suing a St. Louis suburb in federal court over the city's ticketing for such things as mismatched curtains, how pedestrians use a crosswalk and where residents stage barbecues on their property.
Tax Amnesty Offered to Missourians TuesdayIt's estimated 350,000 taxpayers could be eligible for the program.
Gov. Rauner Uses Veto to Amend Pot Decriminalization BillsGov. Bruce Rauner used his veto authority Friday to alter a pair of marijuana bills, setting higher fines in a measure decriminalizing small amounts of the drug and scaling back an extension to Illinois' medical cannabis pilot program.
Bill Will Raise Traffic Fines; Judge Says No WorriesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign the legislation authorizing the $300 fines.
St. Louis County to Decrease Traffic Ticket FinesA major reform was announced for St. Louis County municipal courts regarding the way motorists will be treated who receive tickets.
St. Louis County Municipal Courts Agree to Lower FinesIn response to outrage over the patchwork quilt of small towns all charging different - and sometimes exorbitant - amounts for tickets, 80 local courts agree to a uniform fine schedule.
Municipal Court Reform Advances in Missouri LegislatureCo-chairs of the Ferguson Commission commend the legislative action.
New Judge Sits Behind Ferguson BenchState appeals judge Roy Richter introduced himself to defendants, first, by lowering many fines, putting them in line with what the state and county charge.
Mo. Senate Votes to Cut Down How Much Cities Can Fund Budgets from Traffic FinesSchmitt's bill would cut from 30 percent to 10 percent how much of a city's budget can be financed by traffic fines.

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