VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 8, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Listeners can subscribe through NPR One, Apple Podcasts, Megaphone, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Feb. 8, 2023:
House and Senate to discuss divergent budget amendments
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil
Lawmakers are still proposing big-ticket items. Budget proposals in the House and Senate give public employees a raise and address cost-of-living issues. But Researchers at the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis say investment in education is the best way to help families.
Henrico plans to use federal grant money to study roads, safety
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart
“Action Grants,” a part of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, will help localities create plans for improving road safety or build upon existing plans. Once plans are completed, cities and counties must apply for an implementation grant to help put those plans in place.
In other news:
- Governor appoints John O'Bannon as chair of elections board (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Richmond jail under investigation following fourth inmate death (WRIC)
- Del. March complains that fellow Republicans ‘attempted to humiliate me’ (Cardinal News)
In case you missed it: