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New Mexico extends key source of aviation funding

Advocacy | Mar 16, 2016

An AOPA-backed bill extends to the year 2021 the share New Mexico pays from its gross receipts tax to the state aviation trust fund.

Maryland bills will reduce cost of flying, help shops compete

Advocacy | Jan 12, 2016

Two bills introduced by Maryland lawmakers would lower the cost of flying and help local aircraft repair businesses compete with shops in neighboring states.

Big issues, steady progress highlight 2015 advocacy

Article | Dec 29, 2015

Addressing the big issues that will affect the way we fly for decades to come requires a big commitment, and 2015 has been a year marked by steady progress on some of the biggest issues of all.

Michigan legislature approves aviation funding reform

Advocacy | Dec 21, 2015

Michigan's lawmakers have taken "a huge step in the right direction" by passing AOPA-supported legislation to reform state aviation funding.

Aviation funding reform plan clears Michigan Senate

Advocacy | Dec 08, 2015

Michigan would free up millions of dollars to invest in its aviation system under a funding reform plan passed by the state Senate.

Tax-law changes spur Missouri’s aviation economy

Advocacy | Dec 08, 2015

Missouri’s aviation sector is seeing a surge in activity driven by two tax-law changes.

Alaska considers increasing fuel tax

Article | Dec 03, 2015

Because of the dramatically low price of crude oil, Alaska is facing a budget short fall in excess of $3 billion. Consequently, the state government is looking for ways to decrease services or find supplemental streams of revenue.

Face time promotes advocacy in the Bay State

Advocacy | Oct 15, 2015

AOPA President Mark Baker joined Eastern Regional Manager Sean Collins at the Massachusetts Airport Management Association annual meeting to nurture relationships.

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President's Position: It's the little things

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

We spend a lot of time around here talking about the big issues—FAA reauthorization, third class medical reform, and user fees.

Airport funding makes gains in Washington state

Advocacy | Aug 18, 2015

Aircraft excise taxes collected by the State of Washington will exclusively fund airport improvement projects under a transportation appropriations bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee.