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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 27, 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 Feb. 27, 2023:   

Suit over Albemarle schools' diversity training to proceed
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans

A federal judge has ruled that a former Albemarle County Public Schools assistant principal can move forward with a lawsuit against the school division, which she accuses of creating a “racially hostile” environment with its teacher diversity training. But U.S. District Court Judge Norman K. Moon dismissed some of the former administrator’s claims.

Emily Mais alleges that after speaking up about her concerns and "mistakenly" referring to people of color as “colored people,” district officials allowed staff to harass and intimidate her until she resigned in September 2021.

General Assembly adjourns without final budget
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

The state government is still operating under its current two-year budget, so the stakes are lower this year without the prospect of a government shutdown. But with all 140 seats in the General Assembly up for election, lawmakers are eager to show their constituents progress.

Taxes are the main difference between the two budget proposals, with amendments from Gov. Glenn Youngkin and the House adding $1 billion in tax cuts. The bills to include those changes, passed by the Republican-controlled House, did not pass the Senate.

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