Lawmakers Question Blagojevich Administration's Travel

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Members of a House committee on state government complained Tuesday that Blagojevich has effectively moved the capital there from Springfield. That means more travel between the cities.

Legislators pointed to an Associated Press analysis that found the Blagojevich administration is using state aircraft 27 percent more than former Gov. George Ryan's. Most of those flights are between Springfield and Chicago.

Blagojevich's Deputy Chief of Staff Brian Daly says more positions in his office are based in Chicago because that's where the governor lives.

Daly says overall travel expenses are down but could not explain why flights on state aircraft have increased.