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Picture(s) of the Day: Governor, Is this How You Cut Costs From the State Vehicle Fleet?

April 16th, 2010 by mopns · No Comments

State employee enjoying some wine at Summit Lake Winery while driving a state vehicle

Doug Nelson, the deputy chief of staff to Gov. Jay Nixon, told senators in March how Gov. Nixon is trying to reduce costs from the overuse of the state’s vehicle fleet and by downsizing the overall “physical plant”of the state:

In all, there are more than 11,000 vehicles in the state fleet, Nelson said, and those vehicles put on 183 million miles last year. Nelson said that just by cutting those miles by 10 percent, the state can save $2.1 million. The state is considering reducing the mileage reimbursement and using technology to have meetings on the Internet as one method of cutting back on miles.

“We need to get more like business,” Nelson told Sen. Jim Lembke, R-Mehlville. Read more…

We guess the memo never got to these state employees?

State employee using state vehicle to shop at Target in Jeff City

State employee using state vehicle to do grocery shopping at Hyvee in Jeff City

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Jay Nixon uses his official state vehicle to attend fundraiser in Kirksville

Jay Nixon in Ladue, MO this time using his taxpayer-financed car for fundraising

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Tags: Jay Nixon · Picture/Quote of the Day

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  • 1 Bulletinman // Apr 16, 2010 at 9:53 am

    God Bless Him

  • 2 skeptical // Apr 16, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    The “picture of the day” with various state cars at Jefferson City area businessess with polarizing comments assuming state employees are misusing state vehicles is simply poor reporting and unfair. Maybe too, with type of incomplete and inaccurate reporting, the contributor might aspire to be a Fox reporter. Get your act cleaned up and find out the rest of the story.

  • 3 DLW // Apr 17, 2010 at 7:17 am

    They need to use their own vehicles for personal errands.

    Nobody should be happy that they are using our tax money to pay for their personal use of vehicles.

  • 4 Tom // Apr 18, 2010 at 8:57 am

    People do use state vehicles to purchase items for their departments?

  • 5 Lisa // Apr 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    This picture of Congressman Carnahan holding 2700 pages of the Healthcare Bill is a lie!!!!! This is declarations of people who supported health care reform! As a matter of fact 3 to 4 per page!This was at Organizing for America’s Bus tour August of 2009! Look at the bus behind him!!!! I know this for fact I spoke before the Congressman and I did look at them! If you are going to reprt than get your facts straight! You are trying to discredit him by not telling the truth Shame on you!

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