VPM Daily Newscast: April 3, 2023
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of April 3, 2023:
Council considers studying decarbonization of Richmond Gas Works
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
This week 2nd District Councilmember Katherine Jordan submitted a $200,000 budget amendment to fund the creation of a decarbonization plan.
“What's the next 20 years for a city that has decided it's going to be an energy provider for its residents, for its businesses?” Jordan said. “Is natural gas the energy source we want to be relying on? Personally, you know, to me, no — I think we need to be transitioning towards renewable energies.”
UVA’s Larry Sabato discusses historic Trump indictment
Reported by VPM News’ Angie Miles
A New York grand jury has indicted former President Donald J. Trump on criminal charges, according to NPR and numerous national news outlets.
A grand jury has been meeting for months in the hush money case involving former adult film star Stormy Daniels. This is the same case for which former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was indicted, convicted and served time.
Trump has denied having a relationship with Daniels, according to NPR, but has said he reimbursed Cohen for the money she received.
In other news:
- Northern Virginia’s clout is fading amid General Assembly retirements (The Washington Post)
- Northumberland to hold public hearing to repeal firearms code (News On The Neck)
- The pandemic kept eligible Virginians automatically on Medicaid for 3 years. That’s about to change. (Cardinal News)
In case you missed it:
- Charlottesville judge voids Marine's adoption of Afghan war orphan (The Associated Press)
- What’s happening with anti-trans bills in Virginia? (The Washingtonian)