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CFO Sink Calls for State Plane Travel Logs to Be Posted Online

5/11/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 11, 2009                        CONTACT:  Kyra Jennings or Kevin Cate
(850) 413-2842
 
CFO SINK CALLS FOR STATE PLANE TRAVEL LOGS TO BE POSTED ONLINE
 
TALLAHASSEE— Florida’s CFO Alex Sink today called on the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) to post the travel logs for Florida’s state planes online, increasing transparency and accountability to the people of Florida.
 
“It’s important that the business of state government is as open and transparent as possible.  That’s why I am calling on the Department of Management Services to post details about each state plane flight online,” said CFO Sink. “We have a responsibility to increase openness and transparency in Tallahassee, and making this travel information available to the public continues this commitment.”
 
DMS is responsible for the management of state-owned and operated aircraft in Florida.  Currently, DMS tracks all state plane flights taken by Florida’s elected officials and is able to provide this information upon request. CFO Sink is asking DMS to post the state plane manifests online monthly for all flights going forward, including which official took the plane and where they went, after the safe return of all passengers, and following all proper security measures.