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VPM Daily Newscast: Jan 23, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

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. 23, 2023:   

PolitiFact VA: Virginia GOP delegation repeats debunked IRS claim
Reported by VPM News’ Warren Fiske

All five Republicans in Virginia’s congressional delegation have spread a repeatedly debunked claim this month that President Joe Biden is planning to sic 87,000 Internal Revenue Service agents on taxpayers.

Their inaccurate statements came during the days surrounding a Jan. 9 party-line vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to strip $71 billion from the IRS budget over the next 10 years.

Henrico woman shares story of 23-week abortion amid restriction debate
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly

Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

VPM News reporter Megan Pauly spoke with a Henrico County woman about her decision to get an abortion 23 weeks into her pregnancy … And how she feels about an attempt to limit abortions to 15 weeks in Virginia.

Sen. Tim Kaine plans to run for reelection in 2024
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Sen. Tim Kaine announced Friday he plans to run for reelection in 2024 at an event in Richmond. He specifically cited wanting to work more on workforce issues, immigration policy and racial disparities in health care.

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