If there is any doubt where Gov. Janet Napolitano stands on Photo Radar and why she’s deploying Speed Radar across the state, stop wondering. It’s clear to me that Gov. Janet Napolitano sees “free” money and an easy way to collect it.
According to Gov. Napolitano; she has estimated revenues of 90 MILLION Dollars in just the 1st year! Will it stop there? I don’t think so…If history is any indicator, this is only the beginning. Government has traditionally abused the people’s trust. It’s just a matter of time and the dependencies of “Photo Radar” revenues will be used for subsidizing Arizona’s budget…..forever!
Clearly Government has an improper motive with respect to Photo Radar. Laws are created to enforce not as a Tax revenue stream.
– Bill Conley
These are some excerpts from the Governors Office;
STATE OF ARIZONA
Janet Napolitano, Governor
Budget Briefing Materials
Fiscal Year 2009
January 18, 2008
2. NON TAX INCREASE REVENUE GENERATION
Highway Photo Radar $90,000 (90 MILLION)
TPT Estimated Payment Threshold $55,000
DOR Auditor/Collectors $31,000
Total Revenue Generation $186,000
Highway Photo Radar Enhance photo radar enforcement on the State’s highways and dedicate the resulting revenue to DPS operations.
S U MMA R Y
The Executive Budget
FISCAL YEAR 2009
Highway Photo Enforcement. The Executive recommends enhancing photo radar enforcement on the State’s highways and dedicating the resulting revenue to DPS operations. Prompt enactment and implementation of the new highway photo Enforcement legislation would provide an estimated $90 million in the first year to respond to growing needs in the critical areas of border security, criminal investigations