Nixon To Reimburse State
JEFFERSON CITY - Attorney General Jay Nixon is going to start reimbursing the state for the political use of his state vehicle and staff. Nixon's gubernatorial campaign says it will reimburse the state not only for Nixon's future political travels, but also for his past ones dating to either 2006 or 2004. The announcement is a reversal for Nixon, who has cited security concerns while staunchly defending the use of his vehicle and staff for political events. Campaign manager Ken Morley says Nixon still does not believe his vehicle use violates a Missouri law specifically prohibiting state vehicles from being used for private purposes. Nixon contends he can use the state vehicle for personal and political trips because he always is on duty as attorney general -- even when campaigning for governor.