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VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 6, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

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 Nov. 6, 2023:   

Unpacking the city’s child care plan for casino funds
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly

When Richmond residents head to the polls, they’ll decide whether to approve a casino in Southside. After a similar pitch failed in 2021, city officials are focusing on a projected $30 million in annual tax revenue — $19 million of which they say will be invested into child care initiatives.

Currently, child care is funded through a complex patchwork of federal and state programs. The funding sources differ depending on the program, and eligibility varies depending on a family’s income.

Casting your ballot: Answers to frequent questions about voting in Virginia
Reported by VPM News’ Keyris Manzanares

Election Day is Tuesday. So, as Virginia voters prepare to head to the polls, here are answers to some common questions to ensure a smooth experience. There might be long lines or registration issues, but that shouldn’t deter voters from fulfilling their fundamental right.

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