In a plot worthy of a new Austin Powers movie, the state “leadership” had already authorized using the cameras to help fill a record $2 billion dollar state deficit. In total, the cameras were expected to raise (–go ahead, raise your pinky finger–) “$90 million (dollars).”
…Department of Public Safety had expected to have 50 new photo-enforcement cameras up and running by the end of September and 100 by January. But Lt. James Warriner said the rollout has been delayed while the state sorts out an appeal by a company bypassed for the contract.
The Tucson Citizen continues;
DPS rejected the complaint, and American Traffic appealed to the state Department of Administration. DPS and the two companies have until Sept. 22 to make their cases to department director William Bell.
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