The Craighead County Quorum Court is deciding whether to dock the pay of several justices of the peace this month for missing meetings earlier in the year.
The Jonesboro Sun reports about $4,000 was mistakenly paid to justices this year since January 1. Since then, 5 justices missed a combined 16 meetings.
Arkansas law only allows justices to be compensated for 1 missed meeting a year. Also, state law requires justices to be compensated per meeting. In the Sunday paper of the Sun, it was revealed the justices were still compensated even after missing one meeting.