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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest 1:30 pm, VT

November 26, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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VERMONT BUDGET

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott says legislators should expect a lean state budget this year. MyNBC5 reports Scott said during a recent news conference that legislators will have to work out a budget that helps fund the state’s underfunded retirement pension funds. Scott also wants to set aside $15 million in funding for clean water initiatives. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING: A Vermont nonprofit housing group is renewing its push to build affordable housing in the town of Norwich following a supportive town vote.

HISTORIC TOWN HALL: A town clerk is working on a proposal to restore a historic Vermont town hall.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices are still dropping in northern New England.

FAMILIES-TURKEY BOWL: Bitter cold didn’t stop a decades-old tradition between two Burlington families playing an annual game of football on Thanksgiving morning.

ASH BORER MEETING: Vermont officials are planning a public meeting to talk about the emerald ash borer, the invasive insect that is threatening the state’s ash trees.

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