VPM Daily Newscast: May 26, 2023
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of May 26, 2023:
Hanover County appoints two new school board members
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German
Hanover’s Board of Supervisors appointed two new members to the school board Wednesday night after receiving 12 nominations during their meeting in April.
The board unanimously followed the recommendations of Beaverdam District Supervisor J. Robert Monolo and Henry District Supervisor Sean Davis in appointing Greg Coleman and Whitney Welsh.
Coleman — A U.S. Air Force veteran — is an account manager and sales representative for Alcon, a medical equipment manufacturing company. He and his wife have three children in the Hanover school system.
Welsh is a retired business owner who has two teenagers at Hanover High School and two younger children at Rural Point Elementary School. She’s also a graduate of Atlee High.
IRS chief says agency is 'deeply concerned' by higher audit rates for Black taxpayers
Reported by NPR’s Jonathan Franklin
Black taxpayers are audited at higher rates than other racial groups, an internal IRS investigation has confirmed.
In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee earlier this Month, IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel said the agency would review its audit algorithms for specific anti-poverty tax credits to look for and address any racial biases.
A study published in January suggests the main reason behind the unfair treatment is the way audits are administered through the Earned Income Tax Credit — a tax break designed to supplement the income of low-wage workers.
In other news:
- She's not running this year, but Filler-Corn is on the campaign trail (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- He faked an investigation. Then the ‘detective’ killed her family and abducted her niece (Los Angeles Times)
In case you missed it:
- Donovon Lynch family abandons efforts to alter $3 million wrongful death settlement with Virginia Beach (The Virginian-Pilot)