by Robert Marin (TOPEKA, Kan.)
The cost of a traffic ticket goes up in Kansas. Starting Tuesday court costs increase $7.50 for a total of $93.50.
The Kansas Supreme Court approved the increase as a way to help make up nearly $16 million in budget cuts. Other moves include at least four furlough days for court employees.
Drivers who get a citation are required to pay court costs along with the fine. This is the second time court costs have gone up in 10 months; last July the legislature increased the fee to $86.