VPM Daily Newscast: March 7, 2023
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of March 7, 2023:
Richmond mayor proposes city budget to council
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
Mayor Levar Stoney shared a $3 billion fiscal 2024 budget proposal with City Council Monday — a $300 million increase over last year’s budget largely credited to revenue increases in property, sales and prepared meals taxes.
Mobile Soul Sunday kicks off Richmond's Black Restaurant Experience
Photographed by VPM News’ Scott Elmquist
Now in its seventh year, the opening festival showcased cuisine from more than 20 restaurants, food trucks and caterers. The event continues through Sunday.
In other news
- U.S. Dept of Ed investigating civil rights claim related to Powhatan school consent form (Virginia Mercury)
- Altria purchases vaping startup NJOY for $2.75B (VPM News)
- Buc-ee's plans New Kent travel center, projects 2027 opening date (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
In case you missed it
- Black Vietnam vet finally awarded Medal of Honor for bravery (The Associated Press)
- Governor Youngkin signs ‘Universal Licensure Bill’ during visit to Richmond barber shop (WRIC)
- Officials ready to let urban runoff swallow a cherished Virginia lake (The Washington Post)