Lawmaker's last chance to ground state planes

By Kelsey Gibbs | kgibbs@wcia.com

Published 04/09 2014 04:14PM

Updated 04/09 2014 05:31PM

SPRINGFIELD -- One lawmaker wants to ground some planes used by state leaders. Representative Bill Mitchell (R) proposes grounding three of four state planes, stating the cost of operating them far exceeds other forms of transportation like Amtrak and driving. Mitchell says he has tried at least five times to pass legislation to remove the extra fleet of state planes. If the bill isn't called by this week, it will die.

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