Governor's Campaign Plane Trip Illegal

(St. Paul, MN) -- A campaign trip in October 2012 by Governor Dayton broke the law according to the state's legislative auditor. In a report released yesterday, the auditor noted using the state plane for a trip to Bemidji and International Falls with a campaign staffer was a violation of both state law and Minnesota Department of Transportation policy. It is against the law for a campaign worker to be on the state airplane if that person is not traveling with the governor on official state business.