King Air 250 http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Doug Nelson Confirmed As Mo. Commissioner Of Administration, Despite Airplane Concerns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/doug-nelson-confirmed-mo-commissioner-administration-despite-airplane-concerns <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">Missouri senators have confirmed Gov. Jay Nixon's appointee to a key administrative post, despite concerns about his role in approving the purchase of a new $5.6 million airplane.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">The Senate on Monday signed off on the appointment of Doug Nelson as Commissioner of Administration.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">Nelson had been scheduled for confirmation last week. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:48:35 +0000 The Associated Press 8977 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Doug Nelson Confirmed As Mo. Commissioner Of Administration, Despite Airplane Concerns Mo. Senate Delays Confirmation Of Nixon's O.A. Chief Over Airplane Purchase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-delays-confirmation-nixons-oa-chief-over-airplane-purchase <P><A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon’s</A> (D)&nbsp;choice to head up his <A href="http://oa.mo.gov/">Office of Administration </A>will have to wait a bit longer before permanently taking over.</P> <P><A href="http://oa.mo.gov/co/dougnelsonbio.htm">Acting Commissioner Doug Nelson’s</A> confirmation is being delayed in the <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</A> after news broke that the <A href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">State Highway Patrol </A>spent&nbsp;around $5.6 million on a new airplane, which has been designated for use by&nbsp;the Governor&nbsp;and other statewide officials.&nbsp;&nbsp;<A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem19.htm">State Senator&nbsp;Kurt Schaefer</A> (R, Columbia), who sponsored Nelson’s nomination, first wants to know who made the decision to buy the plane, and why. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:43:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 8676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Delays Confirmation Of Nixon's O.A. Chief Over Airplane Purchase