Democrats criticize Gov Haley for state plane use

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Senators want to sell South Carolina's two taxpayer-funded planes.

The Senate voted 26-14 on Thursday to insert their sale in the chamber's 2013-14 budget plan. A previous amendment called for a study to determine whether it would be cheaper to use charter or commercial flights.

But Sen. Darrell Jackson argued for skipping the study.

The vote came after Democrats accused Gov. Nikki Haley of misusing the state's planes by taking her campaign-paid videographer with her on flights. Zach Pippin accompanied Haley over 17 days in the last year.

Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says there's nothing illegal about Pippin accompanying Haley to official functions. The state Ethics Commission attorney confirms that.

Godfrey says Pippin films and posts video so taxpayers can see what Haley is doing and hear what she says.

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hootie said on Friday, May 17 at 1:30 PM

To the very disturbed individual who posted in the inappropriate can we sell her with the planes....GROW A BRAIN....she's helping the state of SC....fall to your knees and thank her....dude/dudess!!!!!!!!! Democrats are nothing but hate-filled moaners/ groaners/HATERS......if they are so dis-satisfied....pack your belongings and get the heck out of the state/country....try one of those friendly muslim islamic terrorist socialistic...communistic....lands, ya hear????

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I hate HALEY said on Thursday, May 16 at 10:17 PM

Does anyone think we can sell her with the planes...?

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