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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

Should airport tower stay open?

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Greg Peck
March 20, 2013

After all the fear fanning over the federal budget sequester, most Janesville residents look around and ask, “Where’s the problem?” Well, a potential one would be the possible closing of the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport’s control tower.

A decision is expected this week on whether the Federal Aviation Administration will close 200 towers to save $600 million.

Could closure of the tower at Janesville’s airport pose safety concerns? Could it hinder economic development?

Reporter Jim Leute provided the latest details in Tuesday’s Gazette.

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Thursday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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