The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Rave

April 17, 2013

Pennsylvania's fortunes take cue from Hartleton

(Continued)

State troopers, local police and town magistrates already battle a perception that they work for the Sheriff of Nottingham. (There are no speeding ticket quotas; there are just job performance metrics.)

Driving fines and fees ever higher and merging them into revenue streams essential for long-term debt payments redefines the mission for law enforcement and justice into a subset of the department of revenue.

That merger is designed to insulate political careers, not advance the public good.

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