City Missed Out on $70 Million in Unpaid Fines

From 2008 to 2010, unpaid fines in Philadelphia increased by 38 percent. Last year, the city missed out on nearly $70 million in funding because people didn’t pay their fines. As budgetary issues are heavily debated, some are calling for Philly to bolster its collections efforts and void licenses and permits for people and businesses with unpaid fines. [Metro]