Governor Beebe not pleased with 3 agencies on vehicle use

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe says the governor isn't pleased that there has been no change in vehicle use at three state agencies despite his call for officials to re-evaluate the use of state-owned vehicles for commuting by state employees from home to work.

On Oct. 5, after articles in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette about state vehicles and state employees who were allowed to use them for commuting, Beebe issued an executive order requiring re-evaluation of the use of state vehicles, and urging adoption of more restrictive rules about who could use a state vehicle for commuting.

Officials of the state Highway and Transportation Department, the Correction Department or the Department of Community Correction say none of their employees has had to give up a state car used for commuting.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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