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Report: Lubbock's airport funding to be cut

Published: Aug. 7, 2012 at 3:46 AM CDT|Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 at 2:00 AM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Washington think tank says Lubbock International Airport could close it's doors soon.  The Center for American Progress says automatic spending cuts could force the Federal Aviation Administration to slash it's budget by more than one billion dollars.  They say under a 2011 law, the FAA would be forced to cut air traffic controllers from smaller airports, such as Lubbock.

We asked Aviation Director James Loomis what he thought about the report.  He says it's strictly an opinion and believes the Center for American Progress has a political agenda.  Loomis says if funding is cut, they will put procedures in place to replace the lost money.

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