New Report: Bevin’s Secret Trips on Taxpayer-Owned State Plane
On Tuesday, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Governor Bevin is refusing to disclose the purpose of his out-of-state trips on the state-owned plane, writing:
“Asked about the purpose of that trip to Atlanta — in addition to half a dozen other out-of-state trips where the plane was used this summer — spokespersons for the governor’s office and Bevin’s campaign declined to comment.”
According to the Courier-Journal:
“According to flight-tracking records from FlightAware, the Beechcraft King Air jet owned by the Kentucky State Police has landed in nine different states from June through the Atlanta trip on Wednesday — including a trip to the Alabama coast and Miami a week earlier.”
Matt Bevin has refused to answer questions about the purpose of the trips or whether Kentucky taxpayers will be reimbursed for the cost of the trips on the state airplanes.
“Matt Bevin is taking secretive flights on taxpayer-owned state airplanes to meet with special interests all over the country, while he continues to bully teachers, rip away health care, and leave the paychecks of coal miners unprotected here in Kentucky,” said Kentucky Democratic Party spokeswoman Marisa McNee. “Matt Bevin owes the public an immediate explanation for why he refuses to say what he is doing and where he is going on these cross-country flights on taxpayer-funded planes. He also needs to reimburse taxpayers for every penny he’s spent for his own political use.”