VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 10, 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 Feb. 10, 2023:
Recreational weed sales unlikely in 2023
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
Advocates for legal recreational weed sales in Virginia are losing hope that lawmakers will take action on the issue this year. A GOP-controlled House of Delegates committee killed two bills from members of their caucus on the topic last month. That same committee would likely take a vote on the lone surviving legislation for retail sales, from Democratic state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D–Alexandria), which takes a far more expansive approach than the ones offered by Republicans.
Kaine eyes repeal of two AUMFs
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine wants to end two wars that are still technically ongoing.
Kaine is proposing the repeal of two authorizations for the use of military force. One was issued in 1991 ahead of the Gulf War, and another in 2002 before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Kaine also wants to change another broad authorization issued after 9/11, but says he doesn’t have the votes.
In other news:
- Commanders stadium study short on fans in Virginia legislature (The Washington Post)
In case you missed it:
- Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney reverses move to seal records against Va. Beach pastor (WRIC)
- Richneck Elementary could receive $1.5 million for renovations; statewide school security funding proposed (The Virginian-Pilot)
- Dominion profit hit by one-time charges (Richmond Times-Dispatch)