Governor Rick Scott Fulfills Promise to Sell State Airplanes

By: Governor's Press Office Press Release
By: Governor's Press Office Press Release

Tallahassee, FL - Fulfilling yet another campaign promise, Gov. Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Management Services to sell the two state-owned and operated airplanes. This is the first of many steps Gov. Scott is taking to reduce government spending.

“The privilege of using a state-owned aircraft is an unnecessary burden to taxpayers, especially when lower-cost travel options exist,” said Gov. Scott. “As elected officials it is our responsibility to utilize the most affordable options for official business, and I do not believe state-owned airplanes are the best option.”

The current budget for the operation of the state-owned airplanes is $2.4 million. Bids for the 2000 King Air 350 and the 2003 Cessna Citation Bravo will be publicly opened at 2 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2011.

Visit the following links for aircraft listings:

2000 King Air 350:

2003 Cessna Citation Bravo:

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  • by Paul Location: Tally on Jan 6, 2011 at 07:50 PM
    Sam and Drinky Crow: I don't believe in abortions but, if I did, you all would be a prime reason why it should be legal!! Drinky, I own the company that makes the fries you eat!!
  • by r Location: tallahassee on Jan 6, 2011 at 04:51 PM
    how is he going to travel for official meetings? oh wait, he has so much money he can charter his own jet, but the governor will need to buy the planes back
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2011 at 02:05 PM
    Sam, go put on your Oxford shoes, I make more than you do.
  • by Sam Location: Quincy on Jan 6, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    Paul: with your poor grammar and imaginative spelling, I don't know why you're even allowed near a keyboard. Are you the general standard for the private sector? If so, then maybe it's time to start clearing a lot of decks.
  • by Drinky Crow on Jan 6, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    @ Paul, John and Billo, for three guys bashing "lazy state workers", and telling folks to "get to work", you guys sure are spending a lot of time on the computer. GET TO WORK! Those fries aren't going to cook themselves.
  • by one last thing on Jan 6, 2011 at 12:13 PM
    Look at the poll WCTV did on customer service in Tally. The state is the largest employer in Tally and no where did you find them on the list of the best. State employees are here to serve the public. WCTV, Please repost on your web.
  • by Paul Location: Tally on Jan 6, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    In my job e-vals are given every six months. you get raises based off of your e-val. The state can't do that because then it would affend someone and they would get suied. It's not a crime to tell someone they are not up to par. But, our gov. dosn't want to affend anyone. You run a business by getting the slackers out of the way. Try going to the DMV and getting treated with respect. It's a crime just to ask them a question.
  • by get a clue Location: tally on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:47 AM
    concerned Location: Tallahassee on Jan 6, 2011 at 02:02 PM....this state is well on it's way to being bankrupted and that's before Scott was elected. You better HOPE he pulls your rear end out of this...
  • by John Location: Tallahassee on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:40 AM
    @concerned & Anonymous - "Ok so initially the State saves money because these people were let go. But let's say that 2 of them were going to remodel their house....So now it's more than just these 10 jobs" -- You both seem to be forgetting about all of the jobs that never existed because of the taxes that had to be collected to employ those 10 workers. @concerned - "What is it will all the bashing of the state workers?" -- Really, you actually have to ask? You are partly correct, there are SOME state workers who truly work their hardest for the good of the state -- they should be held up as examples to the rest of the workforce...come to think of it - raises for them would be a good idea and an incentive to others...if only there were somewhere we could get the money from...
  • by Paul Location: Tally on Jan 6, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    Once again state workers, your pay is based on our taxes. We don't want higher taxes so no more money for you. Don't like, get into the private sector. Six desk in an office, one working the others no where to be found. Seen it time and time again.
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