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Agency details $231K tab for Haley's Europe trip

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, economic development officials and state agencies spent more than $231,000 on a trip in June to the Paris Air Show and to Germany.

A final tab for the visit released Thursday shows eight economic development alliances around the state contributed $64,000. That helped lower the tab covered mostly by the state Commerce Department to $157,000.

A $105,000 chalet was the biggest single expense at the Paris Air Show. It was used as a meeting hub and to rub elbows with companies the state wooed. A reception cost $30,000.

Haley's travel and meals cost nearly $6,900 and she traveled with two staff members and a security detail of 2 that added $15,700. The State Law Enforcement Division covered the protective detail's $5,100 bill.

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