Fla. Gov. Calls For End Of Air Traffic Control Cuts

Law360, Miami (April 22, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott wrote to President Obama on Sunday, urging him to take steps to prevent a federal furlough of air traffic controllers, saying the resulting delays will land a $19 million annual hit against the state's economy.

Scott, whose letter follows lawsuits against the Federal Aviation Administration from airline and pilot trade associations and several airports over cuts being made because of sequestration, noted that Florida would be disproportionately impacted as the only state with four large hubs — in Miami, Orlando, Tampa and...
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