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VPM Daily Newscast: June 28, 2024

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of June 28, 2024:   

Multiple new caregiving laws take effect Monday 
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

The $247 million in additional funding goes toward funding the Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver system, which allows people to receive home and community care rather than in a health care institution.

The changes come after many years of efforts to address failures in the home and community care system.

Compensation rates, home care workforce shortages and time constraints all posed challenges to a system that often had families providing care on their own.

“As long as I had been involved in Virginia politics, I cared a lot about this issue,” said state Sen. David Sutterlein (R–Roanoke) at Tuesday’s ceremonial bill signing in Salem. “I was told, ‘It's just not gonna happen, you all need to be really careful about talking about it and getting people's hopes up.’”

Preservation Virginia CEO to retire this fall 
Reported by VPM News’ Phil Liles

Founded in 1889, the organization was the nation’s first statewide historic preservation group. It owns and operates six properties in Virginia, including Historic Jamestowne and the John Marshall House in Richmond.

This fall, after more than three decades with the organization, CEO Elizabeth Kostelny will retire.

Under Kostelny’s leadership, Preservation Virginia transformed Historic Jamestowne and advocated for the protection of Pine Grove Rosenwald School, an early-20th century Black school house in Cumberland County.

VPM News Morning Edition host Phil Liles spoke with Kostelny about her career and the future of historic preservation in Virginia.

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