Plane Proposal Disagreement

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Since taking office last January, the Republican governor has flown on chartered or corporate planes, even when he's on official state business. Blunt pays for the plane rides with his left-over campaign money, and says he's saving taxpayers' money. But, Democratic Sen. Chuck Graham of Columbia says he's concerned about Blunt's safety. Graham points out that a corporate plane with Blunt aboard made an emergency landing last month at Columbia Regional Airport. Graham's bill would require all statewide-elected officials to use a state airplane when flying in Missouri on official business. But, a Blunt spokesman calls that "fiscally irresponsible."

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