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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 14, 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 Dec. 14, 2023:   

What is in Youngkin’s child care plan?
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly

Last week, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced plans to invest close to $900 million in early childhood education across the next two years — which he said would represent a new annual state investment of $180 million annually. It was an early peek at his upcoming budget proposal, which he will formally present to state lawmakers later this month.

Virginia officials announce a major deal to bring Capitals and Wizards to Potomac Yard
Reported by WAMU/DCist’s Matt Blitz

Monumental Sports and Entertainment and Virginia officials gathered at a press conference Wednesday morning to announce a deal to move the Washington Wizards and Capitals from D.C.’s Capital One Arena to a new complex to be built in Alexandria’s Potomac Yard.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin was joined by Monumental owner Ted Leonsis and state and local lawmakers at the event, held near the Potomac Yard Metro station, the site of the planned development.

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