VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 4, 2024
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 Jan. 4, 2024:
Budget orgs say Youngkin's tax plan hurts lower-income earners
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil
Lower-income Virginians would spend more money in taxes each year under Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s tax plan, according to an analysis from a progressive fiscal organization.
Lower-income Virginians would spend more money in taxes each year under Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s tax plan, according to an analysis from a progressive fiscal organization.Youngkin is proposing to cut personal income taxes by 12% across all tax brackets and to raise the sales-and-use tax from 4.3% to 5.2%, an increase of 21%.
For some Virginians, the idea of cities being surrounded by — but not a part of — a neighboring county can be aggravating. And for transplants, it might just be confusing.
The city-county arrangement in the commonwealth isn’t widely used in the U.S. Baltimore, Carson City, Nevada, as well as a handful of others are independent from their surrounding counties. But having this sort of arrangement doesn’t mean cities and counties can’t — or don’t — work together.
In other news:
- Va. attorney general moves to drop last charge in election corruption case (The Washington Post)*
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