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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.

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.