Don Harmon straightens up and flies right

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By Jim Bowman

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Sen. Don Harmon is one of top legislators in carding miles on state airplanes.

SPRINGFIELD – Despite its budget woes, the state of Illinois continues to operate a fleet of executive aircraft that ferries legislators, Supreme Court justices and statewide elected officials between Springfield and Chicago.

The cost of operating the planes far exceeds alternative forms of travel such as Amtrak and driving.

He's #4:

State flyers on state plane

It is true that airplanes are the only way to fly. Yet and still . . .

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Brian Slowiak from Oak Park  

Posted: April 4th, 2014 9:19 AM

This was a tv investigation several months ago & the jets flew w/1 passenger, now 3. the entire operation could be replaced w/ a state credit card, or have Harmon put in a travel voucher and wait like other creditors. Heaven forbid, Harmon flies coach and meets the people of the state he supposedly represents. How long has is program been in practice? Audit the budget, where is the money going, for what, and who gets funds before any tax increase.

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