Perdue Orders New Travel Record Protocol

Governor Beverly Perdue ordered the state highway patrol to implement new safeguards to make sure travel records don't turn up missing.

The patrol says it can't find some of former Governor Mike Easley's travel records, this as a federal grand jury investigates the former governor traveling on private airlines.

"I've pledged to run an open and transparent administration," said Gov. Perdue. "This new protocol will provide clear direction for how the State Highway Patrol executive security detail collects and retains travel records."

The new form will include detailed information about each trip outside of Wake County taken by the governor, or lieutenant governor when a member of the executive securty detail provides protection.

A news release says all records will be maintained for four years after the governor or lieutenant governor's term ends.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on May 21, 2009 at 02:40 AM
    Why don't we just ground the flights we have to pay for and see how much money that puts back in the budget. Better yet just send me up there for one week and I can assure you NC will not be in the red any more.We spend so much on foolish things--what are they thinking. Maybe we really need a working class person to make rules and such because the one we voted to put up there is not doing such a good job. Always trying to dig up dirt on some one else--IF YOU LIVE IN A GLASS HOUSE DON'T TROW ROCKS--wonder if any of them have heard that before.And what in the heck is a working vacation? Sound like a way to get it paid for if you ask me
  • by Jody Location: Foster on May 20, 2009 at 04:36 PM
    Why doesn't WITN ask Perdue where the records are for her last 9 years in office? I don't understand how she would receive praise when she wont release her own travel records!
  • by Annie Nonomus Location: Greenville on May 20, 2009 at 01:33 PM
    A little late now isn't it? The 2005 records are long gone. I still believe the Captain in charge of the protection detail did something with them. Bet he will be gone within 6 months.
  • by Guess Location: Here on May 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    Let's see those travel records from the "working" vacation for Beverly Perdon't back in February.

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