There other posts at the blog that have resources on fines and budgets.
New Report: Cities Pay a Price for Excessive Ticketing – Institute for Justice
— Read on https://ij.org/press-release/new-report-cities-pay-a-price-for-excessive-ticketing/
The Fines and Fees Justice Center seeks to eliminate fees in the justice system and to ensure that fines are equitably imposed and enforced.
— Read on finesandfeesjusticecenter.org/
This topic was propelled to the forefront after the practices Ferguson, MO were examined by the Department of Justice.
Hundreds of small cities and towns throughout the country rely significantly on fines to fund their budgets.
— Read on www.governing.com/topics/finance/fine-fee-revenues-special-report.html
More parts of the report are available here:
Addicted to Fines Small Towns in much of the Country are Dangerously Dependent on Punitive Fines and Fees
Read full analysis with data for local governments
The Hamilton Project seeks to advance America’s promise of opportunity, prosperity, and growth.
— Read on www.hamiltonproject.org/papers/addressing_modern_debtors_prisons_with_graduated_economic_sanctions_that_de