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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 21, 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. 21, 2023:   

Youngkin budget proposal seeks income tax decrease, sales tax increase
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposed a two-year budget Wednesday that restructures Virginia’s tax base by reducing personal income taxes and offsetting that revenue decrease with a statewide sales tax hike.

Virginia expands eligibility for home-buying help
Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy

More people are now eligible to get help from the state to buy a house after Virginia Housing raised income limits for assistance. In addition to expanding eligibility, the organization also increased the amount a buyer can pay for a home.

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