VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 3, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Nov. 3, 2023:
Gaming, gambling main source of potential casino tax revenue for Richmond
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil
Convergence Strategy Group created an independent assessment of Richmond’s gaming market in 2021. It estimated that nearly $30 million in new tax revenue would come from a Southside casino. About two-thirds would come from gaming revenues.
While city officials and the prospective casino operators have emphasized that this is a “destination resort” — rather than a casino, tourist attraction or hotel — 87% of potential revenue would come from Richmond-region residents, which the study said included areas as far as “Outer DC Maryland.”
Voters in Hanover remain divided over school board elections
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German
There are 17 state and local offices on the ballot this Election Day in Hanover County, but the campaign that divides many voters is the question at the bottom of the page.
“Shall the method of selecting the school board be changed from appointment by the governing body to direct election by the voters?”
Currently, representatives on the seven-member board are appointed by the county’s Board of Supervisors. If passed, the referendum would allow elections for each school board seat.
In other news:
- Next Va. budget faces big bills for Medicaid, education (Richmond Times-Dispatch)*
- Jury finds McDonald guilty in $5M Front Royal-Warren County EDA fraud case (The Winchester Star)*
In case you missed it:
- After opening probe of pro-Palestinian group, Virginia AG sends supplies to Israel (Virginia Mercury)
*This outlet utilizes a paywall.