ron replogle http://kbia.org en More Questions Over Mo. Highway Patrol's $5.6M Airplane Purchase http://kbia.org/post/more-questions-over-mo-highway-patrols-56m-airplane-purchase <font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">Lawmakers in the Missouri House and Senate continue to grill members of Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) administration as to why it was necessary to spend $5.6 million on a new airplane.</font></font><p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">Colonel Ron Replogle of the Missouri State Highway Patrol told Senate budget writers on Wednesday that&#160;he made the call to buy the King Air 250.</font></font><p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">“I’ve had conversations with both the Governor and members of his staff ever since I became Colonel...but Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:50:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28886 at http://kbia.org More Questions Over Mo. Highway Patrol's $5.6M Airplane Purchase Mo. Highway Patrol head answers questions about $5.6M state airplane http://kbia.org/post/mo-highway-patrol-head-answers-questions-about-56m-state-airplane The superintendent of the <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html">Missouri State Highway Patrol </a>is defending the agency’s purchase of a new airplane.<p>Colonel Ron Replogle told House budget writers that it was&#160;his idea to buy the $5.6 million aircraft.&#160; More than one committee member asked&#160;him about the quick timetable on the plane’s purchase, as the bid went out around December 6th and was awarded on the 17th.&#160; Replogle says <a href="http://www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/">Beechcraft</a> was offering a discount on that particular <a href="http://www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/beechcraft/king_air_250/">King Air 250</a> because it was a year-old model. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:42:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28092 at http://kbia.org Mo. Highway Patrol head answers questions about $5.6M state airplane