Oregon has dedicated $20 million to aviation infrastructure needs over the next six years, with the passage of House Bill 2075, which was signed by Gov. Kate Brown on July 20. Funding for the program comes from a fuel tax increase, with the avgas tax now at 13 cents per gallon, and the jet fuel tax increasing from 1 to 5 cents per gallon. "Business aircraft operators in Oregon should soon start seeing the benefits of a dedicated aviation fund," said NBAA Northwest Regional Representative Kristi Ivey. "Support for the state's aviation infrastructure and aviation economic development is a positive development for all aviation interests in Oregon."
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