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Reynolds & Ricketts join Republican governors for Texas border tour

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-06 14:00:52-04

DES MOINES, Iowa and OMAHA, Neb. (AP & KMTV) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts are in Texas to join eight other Republican governors for a Wednesday tour of the border with Mexico.

According to the Associated Press, the cost of Gov. Reynolds' trip will be shared between Iowa taxpayers and a nonprofit Republican governor's group.

Reynolds spokesman Alex Murphy said the trip is an official visit and taxpayers will pay about $500 in lodging for Reynolds and staff accompanying her.

The Republican Governors Public Policy Committee will fund the transportation to Texas. Murphy didn't immediately respond to questions about whether Reynolds is flying and, if so, whether she's taking a private airplane and who owns the aircraft.

Reynolds and Ricketts will join with governors from Texas, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Georgia, Ohio and Oklahoma.

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