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Sen. Bill Nelson visits LAL, discusses budget cuts

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Senator Bill Nelson met with Lakeland Linder Regional Airport's director and workers to talk about the mandated across-the-board cuts forcing airports across the nation to shut down their towers.  14 of those airports are in Florida, 2 are in the Bay Area:  Lakeland Linder and Albert Whitted in St. Petersburg.  The senator blamed bipartisan bickering on Capitol Hill.  10 million dollars are needed to keep Florida's airport towers up and running. 

Senator Nelson says useless or unnecessary programs need to be cut.  He pointed out a 10 million dollar project to remake Sesame Street for children in Pakistan.  As far as the Sun N fun fly in Lakeland... That will go on as planned said airport director Gene Conrad.

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