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Federal spending cuts could close 20 Florida airport facilities

Gov. Rick Scott, who famously sold state airplanes as one of his first acts as Florida’s chief executive, could face flight delays at his hometown airport in Naples if massive federal spending cuts hit the state.

As part of a plan to cope with large federal spending cuts, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday it plans to close up to 100 air traffic control towers at airports across the country, including 20 in Florida. The air traffic facility at Naples Municipal Airport is among those on the list.

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