State Highway Patrol
A House appropriations committee on Wednesday questioned Nixon’s chief of staff, John Watson, about his knowledge of the plane’s purchase.
Lawmakers are questioning the need for the plane and whether its purchase was politically motivated.
Nixon says the $5.6 million airplane bought by the Missouri State Highway Patrol was a good long-term investment for law enforcement and safety.
The Missouri teen told authorities that she strangled, cut and stabbed a 9-year-old neighbor because she wanted to know what it felt
State Highway Patrol says 773 people died in car accidents in 2011.
The accident happened in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday.