VPM Daily Newscast: March 18, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, March 18, 2022
Governor continues push to leave Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
Governor Glenn Youngkin shared a report this week recommending Virginia leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. He calls RGGI a carbon tax because the cost set on heat-trapping air pollution from fossil fueled power plants comes out of the pockets of households and businesses. But supporters of the carbon emissions market say the report doesn’t consider the cash RGGI is bringing in.
Virginia lawmakers want to deter and crack down on catalytic converter thefts
Reported by WAMU’s Jordan Pascale
Virginia lawmakers want to deter and crack down on catalytic converter thefts. These devices are found underneath vehicles and clean exhaust. Thefts have increased over the past few years, especially from Priuses, as the value of the precious metals inside has gone up drastically. The crime could be elevated from a misdemeanor to a felony if a bill passed by the General Assembly becomes law.
In Other News:
A bill to ban transcript withholding stalled this year, but lawmakers aren’t giving up hope - VPM
Teachers speak from the brink of burnout - VPM
Fluvanna water project to be moved away from Monacan historic capital – The Daily Progress
Richmond fire marshal 'not able to comment' on whether he has plan for school inspections - CBS6
St. Patrick's Day returns to Richmond to be 'as normal as we can get' - Richmond Times-Dispatch
Looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s your guide to Richmond’s best Irish bars. - Style Weekly
In Case You Missed It:
Fox principal requested fire alarm repairs 10 days before catastrophic fire - CBS6
Southeastern cancer centers fight racial inequities in lung cancer – VCU Massey Cancer Center
Portion of Bow Tie property off Arthur Ashe Blvd. to be sold to developer – Richmond BizSense