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JMAA create Takeover Petition

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The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority has started a petition to fight what they call the hostile takeover of the airport.

The group is asking supporters to help block the takeover of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and Hawkins Field. They are trying to get at least 10-thousand signatures by May 25. 

Supporters hope the petition will help convince the Federal Aviation Administration to block what they call a hostile eminent domain takeover. The bill is currently waiting for the governor's signature.

An email to supporters being asked to sign the petition states, Senate Bill 2162 does not contribute anything to improved economic development of your airports, the region, or the state. It goes on to say, "We have the state of Mississippi, disregarding the ownership of Jackson's airports, disrespecting the exemplary leadership of the airport enterprises, and is forcibly trying to take the ownership by changing its board."

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