VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 7, 2023
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Feb. 7, 2023:
GOP kills Virginia lawmaker’s attempt to ban Jan. 6 rioters from public positions
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
Virginia lawmakers never got a chance to vote on a bill that would have barred people convicted of participating in an insurrection from “positions of public trust” — including teaching, law enforcement and public office.
In an interview, the bill's sponsor argued the lack of a hearing was proof that GOP lawmakers “are continuing to seek to appeal to an extremist base.”
Program to reduce agriculture pollution could receive $137M
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
The amendment to further fund the initiative was proposed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin last year. Lawmakers have until the end of the General Assembly session to finalize the budget.
In other news:
- First bill passes both General Assembly chambers (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- 3 Henrico School Board members say they’ll seek re-election (Henrico Citizen)
- Hampton History Museum opens exhibit on Prohibition (WHRO News)
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