Tax You to Death
Other states have limited photo enforcement programs involving specific highways and construction zones, but Arizona was the first state with a statewide program.
Then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, now the U.S. Homeland Security secretary, had ordered DPS to begin developing the system in early 2007. She also was instrumental in writing the 2008 budget law that launched the program in September.
Napolitano said the program was a way to improve public safety but critics said its inclusion in the budget indicated that increasing state revenue was the real motivation. Critics also say the program isn't fair to motorists. [Read]
For some reason they failed to put the (D) after Janet Napolitano's name. It was probably just an oversight...yeah, right.
You did note that these "fines" are a revenue item in the budget, didn't you? The tea parties would be bigger if the citizenry fully understood the burden government has been placing them under.