State Spends $5.6 Million On Aircraft Over Three Years – Michigan Capitol Confidential

The Michigan Department of Transportation has spent over $5.6 million on five aircraft over the past three years, a Freedom of Information Act request found. The aircraft were used in 2015-16 to transport officials and staff from the state Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Health & Human Services, the Office of the Governor, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan State Police.

The spending includes direct operating costs, insurance, and salary and retirement expenses. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which publishes Michigan Capitol Confidential, filed the FOIA request in June.

Source: State Spends $5.6 Million On Aircraft Over Three Years – Michigan Capitol Confidential