Despite a campaign ad attacking the practice, Governor Jay Nixon says he has no plans to scale back his air travel.
Earlier this week the Missouri Republican State Committee began airing radio spots criticizing the Democratic governor’s air travel, dubbing him “Air Jay.”
Governor Nixon also has come under fire from the legislature and the state’s auditor, for billing state agencies for his trips on state planes, about $400,000 over two years.
Missouri House members have voted without dissent to require information about the governor's travel to be posted on a state website.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging driver to take it slow and be careful if they must travel this Christmas night.
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