Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, June 6, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

VERMONT LEGISLATURE-STANDOFF

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The standoff between Republican Gov. Phil Scott and the Democratic led legislature over the state budget appeared to deepen Wednesday, despite the apparent good news that state revenues, already millions of dollars ahead of predictions, is forecast to be $11 million more ahead of predictions. By David Jordan. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

BOARDWALK GIFT: The state of Vermont wants to give a boardwalk along Lake Memphremagog to the city of Newport for free, but city officials say they'll only take it if they can get federal money for repairs.

ASH TREE PEST: An official in a Vermont town wants to cut down numerous ash trees before they can become infested by an invasive pest.

STATEHOUSE STATUE: Two Vermont sculptors have been chosen to design and carve a new statue to sit atop the state's capitol building.

GUN STORE-GUN FIRED: A Vermont man who allegedly mistook the sound of fireworks for gunfire and opened fire inside a South Burlington gun store now faces state and federal charges.

TRAIL RECOGNIZED: A trail system in Vermont has received national recognition from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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