The debate at the state capitol continues over the highway patrol's nearly 6 milliond dollar plane purchase.
Wrap: Committees in the Missouri House and Senate questioned officials about the nearly 6 million dollar plane.
The governor's chief of staff told House members the governor neeed a safe plane.
In a senate committee later in the day, Republican Senator Ryan Silvey grilled the highway patrol officer about their purchase.
|Description: "I've worked these numbers 15 different ways to Sunday, and I can't figure out how it's a good idea."|
The Missouri Highway Patrol's recent 5.6 million dollar plane purchase continues to bring questions from lawmakers.
Wrap: In the morning, the governor's chief of staff told a House committee that the governor's safety played a role in the purchase.
Then later in the day, the highway state patrol superintendent told a Senate comittee they needed an additional plane for both the governor and for purposes like moving criminals.
Republican Senator Ryan Silvey says his biggest concern is the "lack of a process".
|Description: "When we're transporting murderers and high risk prisoners, is it necessary for leather seats and mahogany wood?"|
The superintendent says the plane doesn't have mahogany, it's just plastic.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Christine Roto.