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Another extention on closing the La Crosse airport tower

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The federal government spares 149 airport control towers from closing next month, but only for a little while.

The La Crosse Municipal Airport is one of the towers getting a reprieve through September.

It's another in a series of reprieves over the past few months that has kept the tower open.

The Federal Aviation Administration was set to close the towers, including La Crosse's, as part of the federal sequester, or forced budget cuts.

Originally, the tower was scheduled to close on April 7.

According to an article on Politico.com, the FAA is moving funds it has the ability to transfer in order to keep the towers open.

The article also states the ability of the FAA to move the money ends at the end of the fiscal year, which is September 30.

 

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