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Walker: State may help air traffic control towers on closure list


MOSINEE (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker says the state could help keep air traffic control towers open in Wisconsin that are scheduled to close because of the federal spending cuts.

The Federal Aviation Administration is closing eight towers in Wisconsin.

The Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee says it has a plan to remain open, but it needs some extra revenue. Governor Walker says that could come from the state.

"With our budget process going on, it will be completed in June when the legislature gets the complete budget so certainly that's something we will look at doing if the federal government failed to come up with a viable alternative," Walker said Tuesday.

Control towers in Eau Claire, Janesville, Kenosha, La Crosse, Milwaukee (Lawrence Timmerman), Oshkosh and Waukesha are also on the list of closures.

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