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Conn. Budget Gets A Lift From Traffic Tickets

Monday, January 26, 2009

Connecticut officials can thank some lawbreakers for helping with the state's budget deficit, which continues was hit hard by declines in income and sales tax revenue.

State police say they issued nearly 78,000 speeding tickets last year, a 16 percent year-over-year increase. The rise in tickets has put an additional $327,000 in the state's dwindling coffers.

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