DOT: 149 small airport towers to stay open through Sept. 30

Federal legislation helps cancel closures

The Department of Transportation announced Friday it will continue operations at all 149 contract towers, including one in Janesville, through the end of the fiscal year as a result of recently enacted federal legislation.

FAA to staff some control towers; Janesville not included

Cutbacks the result of sequester

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will keep open 72 airport towers and other air traffic control facilities that were slated to close overnight as the result of automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.

Fort McCoy, others brace for federal spending cuts

Walker calls on Obama administration to come up with alternatives

Gov. Scott Walker continues to take a wait and see approach as to what looming federal spending cuts will mean for Wisconsin, while others prepare to scale back budgets, lay off workers and take other steps to deal with a loss of millions of dollars in funding.