Nanny State of the Week: City fines residents for chipped paint, mismatched curtains

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Watchdog.org/Franklin Center by Eric Boehm

If we were inclined to give out such an award, Pagedale, Missouri, would be a leading contender for Nanny State of the Year.

In this suburb of St. Louis, residents have been ticketed and fined by the town’s police force for violations that don’t even begin to make rational sense.

Nanny State of the Week: City fines residents for chipped paint, mismatched curtains FINED: Valerie Whitner has been fined for having chipped paint on the outside of her home and for not having a screen door attached to her back door, among other things. She owes the city more than $2,400. Photo courtesy Institute for Justice

One resident, Valerie Whitner, has been fined for having chipped paint on the outside of her home and for not attaching a screen door to her back door. She’s been told by city officials she must replace her rain gutters, her siding and put up storm windows. They also told her to…

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