FL: Bill in Congress Raises Hope of Financial Relief for Lantana Airport

May 18, 2018

Palm Beach County’s Lantana airport — forced to effectively shut downwhenever President Donald Trump visits Mar-a-Lago — is inching a little closer to getting some relief from the federal government.

A spending bill approved by a House Appropriations subcommittee this week includes $3.5 million to reimburse airports and related businesses that are affected by the temporary flight restrictions imposed when Trump visits Palm Beach or his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

The money, which would be available in the budget year that begins Oct. 1, has not been approved by the full committee or the full House or by the U.S. Senate. The bill that moved forward this week does not specify the criteria for distributing the money.

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