travel in state-owned planes http://apr.org en Governor Bentley's Flights Cost $621,712 In 21 Months http://apr.org/post/governor-bentleys-flights-cost-621712-21-months <P>Gov. Robert Bentley's office spent $621,712 on travel in state-owned airplanes in his first 21 months in office.</P> <P>The Decatur Daily and TimesDaily obtained the figures by filing an open records request with the Bentley administration.</P> <P>Most of the travel was on a six-passenger jet owned by the state Department of Transportation. That agency billed the governor's office $598,610. The remaining $23,102 was for using aircraft operated by two other state agencies.</P> <P>Bentley's spokesman, Jeremy King, said the governor has to fly to be everywhere he needs to be. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:43:29 +0000 The Associated Press 33960 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley's Flights Cost $621,712 In 21 Months