Daily Digest – November 10. Pa. Audit Uncovers $33 Million in Unpaid Tolls; Towns Look For Help Collecting Unpaid Fines

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Some quick links to start your Wednesday. A Texas bank is continuing its legal fight to prove the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional … Meanwhile, a right-wing political action group has launched a $500,000 ad campaign against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau … A “strong case” to raise interest rates next month … Ten types of people you should avoid at all costs … For those of you who missed the debate, this video says you can watch all of it in less than four minutes … Charges filed in “one of the largest hacking” incidents ever … One review of the new iPad Pro … Bad news for daily fantasy sites like DraftKings and FanDuel … One of the point men behind the bank bailouts of 2008 is now president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis …  The most underused credit card perk … How one entrepreneur went from living in a trailer park to being partners with Facebook in less than a year … A new service can tell you how happy or sad you are in your photographs.


  • Pennsylvania appears ready to toughen up its stance against drivers who don’t pay tolls on the state’s turnpike. An investigation revealed that nearly $33 million in uncollected tolls — mainly from people driving through automated toll-paying lanes without the proper equipment — which is three times the amount from five years ago. The state is considering additional enforcement and collection actions to recoup that money.
  • A municipal court in Ohio is mailing out 2,200 letters to try and collect on $1 million in unpaid fines and fees before handing the cases over to the state attorney general’s office.
  • A Louisiana town may be in the market for a collection agency that can help collect unpaid municipal court fines. There may or may not be an agreement with an agency already, but the town appears ready to explore hiring a different collector.
  • Low-income residents of Washington state have a difficult time getting proper legal assistance, especially in civil matters, which include collection cases. The state has one legal aid lawyer for every 11,000 residents, which is twice as high as what is considered to be the minimal service level.

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