MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The campaign of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has agreed to reimburse the state for the cost of a flight on the state's airplane that delivered him to a campaign rally last September.
Shumlin had made other flights on state business last Sept. 27 before he asked to be flown to Middlebury rather than to the plane's home base at the Berlin airport outside of Montpelier so he could attend a campaign fundraiser in Lincoln.
The Agency of Transportation valued the cost of the Lyndonville-to-Middlebury leg at $65.80.
Republican Party Chairman Jack Lindley said it was troubling the state sought reimbursement only after the details of the flight became public.
The state had sought to replace the aging Cessna 172, but withdrew the idea after lawmakers complained it was too expensive.
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