Christie campaign wants to raise more for lawyers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign is asking permission to exceed New Jersey’s election spending cap to pay lawyers handling subpoenas issued in an investigation of a political payback scandal.

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has set a hearing for Feb. 11.

Christie’s campaign sent the commission a letter dated Thursday detailing its request.

The campaign says it spent all but about $13,000 of the $12.2 million limit for Christie’s re-election last year.

It says that if the campaign can’t raise and spend more, it cannot pay its lawyers. And without paying the lawyers, it will not be able to answer the subpoenas.

The information was due to lawmakers Monday and the U.S. attorney’s office Wednesday, but the campaign says it has requested extensions.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:54

Arkansas House panel advances competing tax cut plans

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers put a wrinkle in Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s push for a low-income tax cut on Thursday, with a House committee advancing a competing tax credit from Democrats along with the Republican’s $50 million proposal.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:56

Tennessee woman struck by Little Rock police vehicle dies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock say a Tennessee woman who was struck by an officer driving a police sport utility vehicle has died.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:47

UCAPD educates community on stalking awareness

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department is partnering with the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Stalking Resource Center for the month of January to promote National Stalking Awareness.

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