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VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 16, 2024

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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 Jan. 16, 2024:   

Dems file dozens of gun bills as opponents gather for Lobby Day

Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Democrats have introduced dozens of bills in both the House and Senate that would regulate firearms, touching on topics like assault weapons, red-flag laws and intervention programs.

Richmond seeks more power to help residents cover housing costs

Reported by VPM News’ Connor Scribner

According to legislation submitted by Del. Mike Jones (D-Richmond), the city would be able to make grants or loans to residents to purchase property, or grants to landlords to cover unpaid rent. In addition, the city could defer property taxes for low- and moderate-income residents.

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