Corbett Says He Didn't Ask for New SUVs

After Christie's "Choppergate," Corbett scrutinized for state police's new purchases.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he didn't ask for the four new sport-utility vehicles that state police purchased for the executive security team to drive him, the lieutenant governor and their wives.

Corbett said Monday that the purchase was a security issue for the state police, and he pointed out that the car that had transported him in the first weeks of his administration was pretty beaten up after racking up 160,000 or 170,000 miles.

The four vehicles include two 2011 Chevy Suburbans that cost approximately $53,000 each and two 2011 Chevy Traverses that cost approximately $40,000 each.

A state police spokesman says the decision to purchase the vehicles was made by Commissioner Frank Noonan and was based on providing safe transportation.

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