How much of a windfall is it? According to the news, a total of $204 million is being distributed to local governments across the commonwealth. A big number yes?
For perspective the revenue for local governments alone across Pennsylvania amounted to $63 billion in 2010 alone. So the ratio of the new windfall to that revenue base gives me........
update: I overestimated. So only 60% of the 204 million goes to local governments. So it is $122 million being distributed to local governments. The ratio works out to be: 0.19%.
If you really want to play with numbers, that $ amount is equivalent to the fines from just 10 red light cameras like this one in DC.