It looks like the legislature is going to sell one of the planes owned and operated by the State Department of Commerce. That is a good start but what they are selling is the slower and less comfortable of the two planes, a Beech King Air, and not the faster, more luxurious, Cessna jet. They also are not selling the expensive (and expensive to operate) Sikorsky helicopter. Why does the state insist on spending over $2,000,000 each year for the “Executive Transport Division” when an allocation of maybe $250,000-500,000 should more than cover all the travel the governor could possibly do in a year. If it is a disaster we still have the entire National Guard air fleet and the Highway Patrol helicopters.
As I have said before, the state does not need an air force consisting of over 60 planes and helicopters. More on this later.