New law keeps government from spending money to influence ballot voters

Tue, Jun 30 2009 — Source: WTVT13

Other new laws tighten the leash on local governments and law enforcement agencies. One prohibits “crash taxes” — fees for causing wrecks. City and county officials, facing declining property tax revenues, say they needed the extra cash for police, ambulance and other emergency response expenses. Local governments also can no longer spend public money to sway voters on ballot issues.

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