VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 9, 2023
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Feb. 9, 2023:
Virginia Beach delegate looks to alter advanced diploma credits
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly
Virginia Del. Glenn Davis reintroduced legislation this year that would require the state Board of Education to create two separate pathways to attaining an advanced studies diploma: one with a world language credit requirement and one with career and technical credit requirements. The bill passed the House and is headed to the Senate's education committee.
Davis has said the proposal would give students more flexibility. But advocates with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia say demand for workers who know foreign languages is on the rise in the state.
General Assembly far apart on utility regulation
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
Dominion representatives have said the Senate version could reduce monthly bills for ratepayers by addressing bill riders and spreading rising fuel costs across 10 years. Meanwhile, the House version would require the SCC to study the potential impacts of fossil fuel power plant retirements. Both would increase the frequency of electricity rate reviews.
In other news:
- Va. ABC hosting lotteries for Pappy Van Winkle whiskey (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- The first completely recycled titanium manufacturer in the U.S. scheduled to be operational in South Boston by the end of 2023 (Cardinal News)
In case you missed it:
- A family wants its 132-year-old donation to the University of Richmond refunded (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Developer sues Dodson in $2M property management spat (Richmond BizSense)
- State Senate confirms Bert Ellis’ appointment to UVA Board of Visitors (The Cavalier Daily)