AP: Cabinet official asked to explain chopper use
(AP) - The head of the New Jersey State Police is being asked to testify before a legislative committee examining the governor's use of state police helicopters for transportation.
A letter from Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, aUnion Democrat who chairs the Homeland Security Committee, to statepolice Superintendent Rick Fuentes went out Friday.
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter.
Quijano's committee wants to find out who OKs helicopter traveland the standards for approval. Gov. Chris Christie and the Republican State Committeereimbursed taxpayers $3,383 for personal and political trips thegovernor took this past week.
His office released a log showing that Christie or his staffused the helicopter 35 times.
The Assembly hearing is set for June 14.
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