Blunt Received More Than $21,000 in Free Travel

9 years 9 months 3 weeks ago May 02, 2007 May 2, 2007 Wednesday, May 02 2007 Wednesday, May 02, 2007 2:34:02 PM CDT in News
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JEFFERSON CITY-- Governor Blunt recieved more than 21-thousand dollars of free travel last year for trade trips, conferences and other business. Politicians are required to report out-of-state travel expenses paid for by third parties. Blunt led the way among statewide elected officials according to newly filed reports. His likely gubernatorial opponent, Attorney General Jay Nixon, reported no free travel. The Hawthorn Foundation, a nonprofit economic development group, helped fund the ten-thousand dollar cost for Blunt to go to Europe, a trade show in Chicago and a Japanese business event in New Jersey. A-T-and-T, KCC Construction in Springfield and Central Bank in Jefferson City each paid for flights by the governor.

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