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VPM Daily Newscast: June 28, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

VPM Daily Newscast: June 28, 2023

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 June 28, 2023:   

Richmond announces 2023 health equity grant recipients
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Richmond officials announced $644,000 in grants on Tuesday for six local organizations in the city to improve health outcomes in vulnerable communities.

Nationz Foundation Inc, The Happily Natural Day, Virginia Community Voice, REAL LIFE, The Hive and Sacred Heart Center will be supported in this 2023 cycle. The groups were chosen from 110 applicants and join nine other groups that have received grants from the Health Equity Fund so far.

The money is through the Richmond and Henrico Public Health Foundation Health Equity Fund, which was established in October 2021 using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act COVID-19 relief package.

General Assembly leaders say budget talks break down
Reported by The Associated Press

Top Virginia legislators said Tuesday that talks in Richmond about the long-running partisan impasse over updates to the state budget have broken down, and negotiators have been sent home.

Del. Barry Knight (Chesapeake), the Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and state Sen. George Barker (D–Fairfax), co-chair of the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee, both confirmed in interviews that further meetings this week had been scuttled.

But their accounts about what transpired differed.

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