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Lawmakers to fight military plan to retire some A-10 jets

Feb. 17, 2020 2:23 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Some Arizona lawmakers intend to fight a plan by the U.S. Air Force to begin retiring parts of the nation’s fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack jets, which are part of a major operation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. The Arizona Daily Star reports that...

President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2021 arrives at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Highlights of President Trump's 2021 budget plan

Feb. 10, 2020 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's fiscal 2021 budget plan doesn't have many fans — among either his GOP allies or opposition Democrats — but it's a measure of the president's priorities as he seeks a second term. News flash: It's short on politically painful cuts to Medicare and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 31, 2020 4:11 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CT right to reconsider future power needs Connecticut Post Jan. 30 It hasn’t emerged as a major issue in the pending state legislative session, but a speech this month from Katie Dykes, the state’s commissioner of energy and environmental protection, could be a...