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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 7, 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 Feb. 7, 2024:

Virginia lawmakers grapple with tree canopy declines 
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

Some localities have the option to slow deforestation by adopting tree replacement and conservation requirements for construction. New legislation in the General Assembly could empower all counties, cities and towns in the commonwealth that way.

Bill would safeguard Virginia’s reinsurance program
Reported by VPM News’ Connor Scribner

The Commonwealth Health Reinsurance Program is effectively insurance for insurance companies, allowing them to get partially reimbursed for covering individuals with high medical costs. Companies that sell insurance on the state’s health exchange can apply to the State Corporation Commission for reimbursement.

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