A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

• D-M economic impact falls to $973M azstarnet.com

• McCain adds voice to effort to save aging A-10 fighter azstarnet.com

• CD2 Watch: McSally applauds McCain for joining fight to save the A-10 azstarnet.com

• CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee azstarnet.com

• Steller: 'Sell-back' option a symptom of Tucson's political sickness azstarnet.com

• Loughner shared torment online in months before shooting azstarnet.com

• Ken Bennett 1st to file for Arizona governor azstarnet.com

• Media barred from GOP governor's-race forum azcentral.com

Lawmakers call for investigation of Phoenix V.A. azcentral.com

• Vets home funded despite issues at other facilities azcentral.com

• Unfinishes business: Despite budget compromise CPS fight continues azcapitoltimes.com

• State’s next crisis could be backlog of adult abuse cases azcapitoltimes.com

• Attention turns back to child welfare reforms azcapitoltimes.com

• Wooten ready to 'step up' for the middle class svherald.com

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at jferguson@azstarnet.com or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson