The Mississippi House voted today to sell the Wichita-built state jet used by its governor, but the effort may be nixed by the Senate, according to a report by the Associated Press.
The plane, a Cessna Citation is worth $2.7 million, down from about $3.5 million a year ago, the report said. The state still owes about $400,000 on the aircraft it bought through a lease-purchase agreement in 2004. A sale could bring the state about $2.3 million.
Gov. Haley Barbour told the Associated Press that selling the jet would be bad for business because the plane has been used for state business in attracting jobs and to fly to Washington to get hurricane relief.