Lawmaker opposes fighter jet in Burlington
MONTPELIER (AP) -- A Vermont lawmaker whose district would be affected by the possible basing of a new fighter jet in the Burlington area is proposing a legislative resolution against it.
Rep. George Cross is a Democrat representing Winooski, a small city in the flight path into and out of the Burlington International Airport where the F-35 fighter jet would be based.
Cross says his resolution has 30 cosponsors and he hopes to garner more support from lawmakers around Vermont. Supporters of the F-35 being housed with the Vermont Air National Guard say it would be an economic growth engine for the area.
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