VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 19, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Jan. 19, 2023:
Future of the grocery tax being debated
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil
The Senate Finance & Appropriations Committee killed a pair of Republican proposals that would allow localities to eliminate local sales tax on groceries in a meeting Wednesday morning.
Legal challenge to Democrats’ 4th District primary dismissed
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
A Richmond federal judge declined Wednesday to halt the upcoming special election to fill the late Representative Donald McEachin’s seat in Congress.
In other news:
- Bid to reduce early voting advances in the House (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Firehouse and New Theater Companies announce merger (Style Weekly)
- Here's how much in Virginia incentives Amazon could receive this year (Washington Business Journal)
In case you missed it:
- Legislation aims to provide free school meals for all Virginia students (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Recent shootings raise stakes for pro-gun lobbyists in Richmond (The Washington Post)
- At Virginia Tech, research is turning food scraps to bioplastic (The Roanoke Times)