CPSB approves tax exemption request for AAR in 9-4 vote - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

CPSB approves tax exemption request for AAR in 9-4 vote

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The Calcasieu Parish School Board on Tuesday voted 9-4 to approve a 10-year sales and use tax abatement for AAR.

The company will now seek the same approval from the City of Lake Charles and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Company officials say a 10-year tax abatement from the City of Lake Charles, the Calcasieu Parish School Board and Sheriff's Office would allow AAR to keep their overhead costs low when attracting new clients.

In May, the school board rejected Aeroframe's request for an extension of an identical 10-year tax abatement.

Last month, AAR received its FAA approval toward becoming a fully-operational Maintenance and Repair Operation (MRO) in Lake Charles at its facility at Chennault.

We'll have more on later editions.

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