VPM Daily Newscast: April 25, 2023
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of April 25, 2023:
Youngkin’s top election official attended Heritage Foundation election conference
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
Virginia Commissioner of Elections Susan Beals attended a conference in February sponsored by conservative groups aiming to tighten voting rules.
The Heritage Foundation–hosted conference included panels like “Auditing Expertise,” “Mapping the Opposition: Funding Streams,” and “Election Integrity Updates from the States,” according to an agenda published by the Guardian. Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who went on to serve in the administration of former President Donald Trump, was listed as a speaker.
Hanover’s Board of Supervisors approve county budget for FY24
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German
County Administrator John Budesky said this year the county will prioritize improving residents' quality of life by investing in projects that will last for generations to come.
Nearly half of Hanover’s projected expenditures will go toward public safety services and the school district as they make major investments in building new facilities.
In other news:
- Virginia politicians can spend campaign donations on just about anything. Here’s why reform efforts have failed. (The Virginian Pilot)
- Va. schools will be graded on how many students missed class this year (The Washington Post)
- Questions remain after investigation into Virginia police hiring of would-be triple murder suspect (WRIC)
In case you missed it:
- At UVA, an alumnus attacked diversity programs. Now he is on the board. (The New York Times)
- To replenish Richmond Community Hospital, Bon Secours turns to outpatient services (Richmond Times-Dispatch)