Mississippi Wants To Unload Jet On eBay

In these hard times, many states are reduced to selling government property. The state House voted Thursday to sell a jet. Valued at $3.7 million, it's been used to fly Gov. Haley Barbour. If the state senate approves, the jet will be sold on eBay. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made headlines when she tried unsuccessfully to sell her state's jet on eBay.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In these hard times, many states are reduced to selling government property, like desks and police cruisers. Mississippi plans to sell a jet. Valued at $3.7 million, it's been used to fly Governor Haley Barbour around. If the state senate approves, Mississippi will offer the jet on eBay. That's something Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin, famously did. Mostly lost in that story: The Alaska state jet didn't sell on eBay. It's Morning Edition.

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