Eric Schmitt

  • Ending Taxation by Citation

    This past session I helped lead an effort to achieve historic reforms of our municipal courts. I helped put a stop to local bureaucrats using taxpayers as ATMs to prop up their bloated local governments. In 2016, we will go even further. Last session, Senate Bill 5 set limits on the revenue a city may […]

  • ‘Taxation by Citation’ Undermines Trust Between Cops and Citizens

    Too often local officials demand that police write more traffic tickets to bring in additional revenue. Many of our nation’s cities are beset with tension between residents and the elected officials and law-enforcement officers who serve them. In my home state of Missouri, weeks of protests in Ferguson began on Aug. 9, 2014, when a […]

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