Governor Cuomo: Not Just a Car Guy, Also a Plane Guy

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo marches during the 2011 NYC LGBT Pride March on the streets of Manhattan on June 26, 2011 in New York City. Thousands of revelers also had reason to celebrate since New York state legislators approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage which Governor Cuomo signed in to law on Friday June 24. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) Photo: Jemal Countess/2011 Getty Images

Andrew Cuomo loves to tell reporters that he's "a car guy, and a motorcycle guy, and a boat guy." One thing missing from that Richard Scary–esque list: planes! The governor frequently uses state aircraft to commute to and from his Westchester abode. Critics say the flights are expensive, and that Cuomo might be flying more frequently than state business strictly warrants. Luckily, some guy named Andrew Cuomo just signed a bill establishing a fourteen-member Joint Commission on Public Ethics, so we'll be able to get to the bottom of this.

Cuomo Signs Ethics Law, Faces Questions on Use of State Aircraft [WNYC]