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VPM Daily Newscast: March 10, 2022

VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.    

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, March 10, 2022 

State budget negotiations continue over school construction funding 
Reported by VPM News' Megan Pauly 

Virginia education officials estimate it will cost  around $25 billion to replace all school buildings that are over 50 years old. While this year’s budget proposals don’t come close to that investment, there’s bipartisan interest to start chipping away at the problem. 

Gov. Youngkin’s tax proposals still being debated in General Assembly 
Reported by VPM News' Whittney Evans 

Governor Glenn Youngkin was elected on a promise to give Virginians a tax break. But he’s got to get buy-in from state lawmakers before the end of the General Assembly session, which is expected to wrap up this weekend. 

Airline startup expands offerings at Norfolk Airpor
Reported by WHRO News' Katherine Hafner 

Budget-friendly Breeze Airways is adding several new routes out of the Norfolk airport. The announcement this week for Norfolk is part of a major nationwide expansion. Breeze is a startup from the founder of JetBlue. The new flights start between late May and early August depending on the city. They cost between $49 to $199 each way.

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