Misuse of Fees Weakens Trust in Government

And we wonder why trust in government is on the decline.

James Salzer has a great article in today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution exposing how the state has been diverting fee revenues to balance the budget.

These are the types of actions that erode the public’s confidence in government. Choosing to extend the tolls on Georgia 400 without much public debate was another recent example. Once the economy recovers, these fee revenues should be returned and steps taken to protect these funds going forward.