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Arkansas justice says she voted against raise request


November 1, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Supreme Court justice suing to block a Washington-based group's attacks against her said Wednesday that she voted against requesting a pay raise for her and other members of the court, contrary to what the group claims in one of its mailers.

Justice Courtney Goodson testified that she was one of two justices to vote privately against asking for the $18,000 raise that the court's chief justice requested from a panel that sets elected state officials' salaries. The panel rejected the request and instead raised justices' pay by 2 percent, giving her a $3,...

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