Audit: Missouri lacked justification for buying $5.6 million plane

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 4:20 p.m. CDT; updated 7:37 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 25, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri officials appeared to lack justification for buying a new $5.6 million airplane frequently used by Gov. Jay Nixon, the state auditor said Tuesday.