Big money goes around the world, Big money underground;
Big money got a mighty voice, Big money make no sound;
Big money pull a million strings, Big money hold the prize;
Big money weave a mighty web, Big money draw the flies;
-Lyrics from “The Big Money” by Rush.
Speaking of big money, here’s the breakdown of every Redflex freeway automated ticket in Arizona:
Money from each photo enforcement ticket breaks down as follows: $16.50 to statewide public campaign financing, $13.48 to the Department of Public Safety, $25.17 to the Supreme Court of Arizona’s Administrative Office of the Courts, $29.70 to Redflex (the private photo enforcement company) and $96.65 to the State of Arizona’s general fund. Please note that neither the justice courts nor Maricopa County get anything from these tickets, other than perhaps a headache.