AOPA fights state tax proposals in 2011

Educating legislators on the benefits of general aviation and the effects of well-intentioned, but ill-advised tax proposals that would have hurt the aviation industry and state economies was a big part of advocacy efforts by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in 2011. States introduced tax proposals targeting general aviation as a way to fix budget shortfalls that reached an estimated $41 billion in fiscal year 2011, AOPA officials note.

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