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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.

Tax fight renewed

Advocacy | Jul 29, 2015

AOPA and other industry groups are sounding familiar refrains in opposition to the return of a proposed repeal of aviation tax exemptions.

Aviation sector to benefit from Nevada tax change

Advocacy | Jul 15, 2015

A new law gives Nevada aviation businesses and potential entrepreneurs the opportunity to seek tax abatements on aircraft and components.

New tax law encourages aircraft purchasers to buy in Missouri

Article | Jul 09, 2015

An AOPA-backed aircraft tax exemption for out-of-state buyers will help boost Missouri’s economic engine and benefit aircraft mechanics and pilots considering the purchase of Missouri-based aircraft.

Airports to benefit from tax revenue in Washington state

Advocacy | Jul 09, 2015

A revenue bill signed by Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee contains a provision ensuring that money collected from aviation excise taxes will fund airport grants.

Iowa lawmakers back trio of GA bills in overtime session

Article | Jul 07, 2015

A trio of measures benefiting Iowa and its pilots passed the General Assembly in June before lawmakers gaveled their 2015 session to a close. Five extra weeks of wrangling produced three AOPA-backed bills clarifying aviation education, land use, and development in the state.

Pilots flock to South Carolina's Southeast Aviation Expo

Article | Jul 02, 2015

AOPA joined the South Carolina Aviation Association at its pilot-focused 2015 Southeast Aviation Expo for some Southern hospitality, education, and entertainment.

Pro-GA bills protect pilots, fund airports in Michigan

Advocacy | Jun 25, 2015

General aviation pilots in Michigan are poised to benefit from a windfall of pro-GA bills working their way through the state legislature.

New Texas laws benefit GA

Advocacy | Jun 25, 2015

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a number of general-aviation-friendly bills into law after the state legislature adjourned June 1.

Baker to key lawmaker: User fees a no-go

Advocacy | Jun 18, 2015

AOPA President Mark Baker met with the head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week to discuss FAA reauthorization and the critical issues affecting general aviation.

AOPA-BACKED TAX RELIEF BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

News release | Jun 17, 2015

AOPA-BACKED TAX RELIEF BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Bay State eyes aircraft tax

Advocacy | Jun 17, 2015

General aviation advocates have banded together against a proposed return of aircraft taxes, the removal of which in 2002 sparked a Massachusetts aviation boom.

AOPA-backed tax exemption signed into law

Advocacy | Jun 17, 2015

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed an AOPA-backed bill to remove a 6 percent sales tax on maintenance performed on general aviation aircraft.

Ohio budget amendment would protect aviation dollars

Advocacy | Jun 17, 2015

An Ohio Senate Finance Committee amendment to the state's operating budget bill would ensure that airport improvement funds are not diverted to other purposes.

Nebraska trims tax

Advocacy | Jun 10, 2015

Nebraska lawmakers have approved a $10,000 tangible personal property tax exemption for business aircraft.

South Carolina axes aircraft maintenance tax

Advocacy | Jun 10, 2015

South Carolina pilots can soon fly a little farther: An aviation-friendly bill that passed the state House and Senate eliminates sales tax from general aviation aircraft maintenance.

Bills to improve safety, save money advance in Texas

Advocacy | May 07, 2015

Bills to mark and register meteorological evaluation towers, expand a tax exemption for aircraft maintenance, provide free state airport directories, and continue to provide a sale-for-resale tax exemption for leased aircraft, top AOPA's priorities in Texas.

AOPA advances GA-friendly legislation in Missouri

Advocacy | May 06, 2015

AOPA met with lawmakers to advocate for bills to specifically include aviation in Missouri’s recreational-use statute and create a fly-away exemption.

Aviation advocates hard at work in California

Advocacy | Apr 29, 2015

California benefits from a strong airport system, and that system generates fuel-tax revenue that should go to the support of aviation infrastructure, AOPA said.

NY tax exemption saves aircraft owners thousands

Advocacy | Apr 15, 2015

New Yorkers who are considering buying an aircraft that will be based in the state can save at least 4 percent starting Sept. 1 since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the aircraft sales-and-use tax exemption as part of the new state budget.

Bad bills beaten back in New Mexico

Advocacy | Apr 08, 2015

New Mexico will not increase taxes on aviation fuels and divert the fresh funds to other parts of the state budget, thanks in part to AOPA's protests of proposed legislation.

One pumped-up C90B

Pilot Magazine | Apr 07, 2015

Jeff Gorman just bought a King Air—his sixth consecutive King Air, to be precise.

Bill would impose escalating tax on leaded fuel

Advocacy | Apr 01, 2015

AOPA is urging members in Oregon to speak out against a proposed “punitive, non-specific and unreasonable increase” in the tax on avgas before a legislative committee considers the bill April 6.