New hope for Okla. airport towers considered for closing

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OKLAHOMA CITY – There is new hope for the Oklahoma air traffic control towers under consideration for closing at the end of the month.

Sen. Tom Coburn said he is outlining a plan that would save the jobs that would be lost  of the towers closed.

In a statement, Sen. Coburn outlined the plan that would include canceling conference, freezing non-essential hiring and eliminating some low-priority programs in the FAA.

Sen. Coburn said he thinks it is a better plan than closing the towers.