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Governor Parson Plans to Travel the State by Plane

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson says he will not follow the lead of his predecessor and will travel by plane.

The governor told reporters that he'll drive when possible, but will sometimes use the taxpayer-funded plane. He's using it now as he tours the state.

Former Governor Greitens promised to save taxpayer money by not using the state plane for travel. Critics raised concerns that Greitens could avoid disclosing travel expenses by relying on private and campaign funds. 

Parson says the decision to use the state plane is part of a broader push for transparency in his administration.
 

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