North County cities fighting law that limits revenue from traffic cases

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NORMANDY, MO (KTVI)- A dozen municipalities in north St. Louis County are suing the state claiming a bill Governor Jay Nixon signed into law is unconstitutional. It's a law aimed at reforming municipal courts.

Many of the municipalities named as plaintiffs in this lawsuit are connected by Interstate 70, a highway known for its speed traps. But this lawsuit targets a new law that cracks down on municipalities' ticketing practices calling it unconstitutional. The suit calls Senate Bill 5 "an extraordinary act of discrimination."

According to Missouri Attorney General​ Chris Koster, "the law seeks to stop municipalities from abusing citizens through excessive ticketing practices. He says his office will vigorously defend the bill against this legal challenge.

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