The state's largest city "gained" $12.2 million more in forfeitures and other revenue than it spent during the five years ending in 2014, according to a City of Milwaukee Legislative Reference Bureau memo.
The biggest revenue source for the court was forfeitures -- it collected $24.8 million in forfeitures over that time period and $8.6 million in charges for services. It spent a total of $21.1 million over that same time period.
The LRB report did not detail what happened to the Municipal Court "gain."
Gretchen Schuldt is executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative.
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