Stimulus Money to Benefit Maine Law Enforcement 

The federal stimulus package increases law enforcement funding that has been cut in recent years and Maine’s Justice Assistance Council is scheduled to meet Monday in Augusta to take public testimony on how Maine’s $9.6 million share should be spent.Maine Public Safety Commissioner Anne Jordan says the state is likely to propose spending the funds on computer upgrades. Stimulus funds could also go toward replacing bulletproof vests for state troopers.Monday’s Justice Assistance Council meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Public Safety in Augusta.