Nineteen House Republicans joined together this spring to co-sponsor HB 28, a bill to sell most of the state’s airplane fleet. Last week, WICS in Springfield spoke with Rep. Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth), the bill’s primary sponsor, as part of its feature on the state’s airplanes for its “Waste Watch” segment.
WICS — Hollywood actors, political spouses and Supreme Court justices are among hundreds of people flying around the state on your dime.
Taxpayers are spending millions of dollars to shuttle people on hundreds of flights on state-owned airplanes. That’s just this year.
At a time when Illinois is more than $6 billion in debt, one critic is calling it a luxury the state can’t afford.
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