Ron Replogle

MSHP airplane
5:31 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Replogle Answers Questions About Mo. Hwy. Patrol's $5.6M Airplane

Mo. State Hwy. Patrol Col. Ron Replogle answers questions before the House Budget Committee regarding the Patrol's $5.6 million purchase of a new airplane.
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The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol is defending the agency’s purchase of a new airplane.

Colonel Ron Replogle told House budget writers that it was his idea to buy the $5.6 million aircraft.  More than one committee member asked him about the quick timetable on the plane’s purchase, as the bid went out around December 6th and was awarded on the 17th.  Replogle says Beechcraft was offering a discount on that particular King Air 250 because it was a year-old model.

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MO Statehouse
4:47 pm
Wed March 2, 2011

Mo. House committee considers 3 texting bills

(via Flickr/MrJasonWeaver)

A Missouri House committee heard three bills today that would extend the state's texting-while-driving ban to all motorists.

But the bills differ in how the law would be enforced.

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