DENVER
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ritter Comes Under Fire For Plane Use; No Evidence He's Costing State Money

As the economic downturn gripped Colorado, Gov. Bill Ritter has reduced his use of state planes, though one Republican critic questioned the passengers who joined him on two of the trips.

In the 2008-09 fiscal year, Ritter flew on state planes 23 times, costing $21,000, compared with 28 trips for $32,000 the previous fiscal year, travel records reviewed by The Denver Post show.

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