Air Jay http://news.stlpublicradio.org en No plans to scale back air travel for Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-plans-scale-back-air-travel-nixon <p>Despite a campaign ad attacking the practice, Governor Jay Nixon says he has no plans to scale back his air travel.</p><p>Earlier this week the Missouri Republican State Committee <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-republicans-call-mo-gov-air-jay-radio-spot">began airing radio spots</a> criticizing the Democratic governor&rsquo;s air travel, dubbing him &ldquo;Air Jay.&rdquo;</p><p>Governor Nixon also has come under fire from the legislature and the state&rsquo;s auditor, for billing state agencies for his trips on state planes, about $400,000 over two years.</p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 23:56:00 +0000 Maria Altman 651 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No plans to scale back air travel for Nixon Missouri Republicans call Mo. Gov. "Air Jay" in radio spot http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-republicans-call-mo-gov-air-jay-radio-spot <p>Missouri&#39;s <a href="http://www.mogop.org/">Republican State Committee</a> is taking aim at Governor <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Jay Nixon</a> already.</p><p>There&#39;s no Republican candidate yet in the 2012 race for Missouri governor.</p><p>But the GOP committee is already running <a href="http://www.mogop.org/2011/02/5229/">a radio spot</a> that lambasts the Democratic governor&#39;s air travel expenses, referring to him as &quot;Air Jay&quot;.</p><p>Nixon has come under fire for billing state agencies $400,000 over two years for his air travel around the state.</p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 15:51:18 +0000 Maria Altman 634 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Republicans call Mo. Gov. "Air Jay" in radio spot