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VPM Daily Newscast: April 5, 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 April 5, 2024:   

Dolly Parton’s free books program to expand statewide in Virginia
Reported by VPM News’ Meghin Moore

Del. Carrie Coyner said the program will help children build strong, early literacy skills.

A late budget could hurt Virginia’s long-term finances, former state official says
Reported by WHRO News’ Doug Boynton

“[The budget] is a big part … of our AAA credit rating, and to the extent that is jeopardized, that could impact us, and that has real consequences,” said Aubrey Layne, who served in the administrations of Democratic Govs. Ralph Northam and Terry McAuliffe.

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