Two days after Gov Perdue told agency heads to reduce current year budgets by up to 9 percent she jumps on a state jet to take a trip that would take about two and a half hours by car (and a whole lot less money). The operating costs of a private jet can run $1,000 an hour or more. It is hard to say what the state spends per hour as you would have to look at the expenses to maintain and operate the specific aircraft.
Does not seem like a wise expenditure of state dollars in a tight budget year. But it beats the heck out of driving on our great highway system!
Of course we could always just sell those aircraft as I recommended.