The legislature has been grappling with how to financially support Wisconsin's justice system -- courts, police, prosecutors, public defenders, corrections and support agencies.
The issues are lengthy and solutions few but here's a "no brainer" for your consideration: make the lawbreakers pay.
After all, scofflaws use the services and thus a greater user fee should be collected. Simply stated, fines and costs haven't kept pace with inflation.
A $37 speeding ticket in 1973 costs $176 today. Adjusted for inflation that $37 should be $187 today. There's no reason why those who break the law and use the services of the justice system shouldn't pay their fair share.