VPM Daily Newscast: April 28, 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.
Listeners can subscribe through NPR One, Apple Podcasts, Megaphone, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, April 28, 2022
House Democratic leader ousted, position vacant for now
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
Fairfax Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn was voted out of a leadership role by her Democratic colleagues in the House of Delegates yesterday. Before they lost the majority, Filler-Corn was the first woman and Jewish person to serve as the Speaker of the House. Political sources and analysts say the leadership change is likely a delayed response to the big losses Democrats faced in 2021 elections for House and statewide offices.
Governor’s proposed 3-month gas tax holiday voted down by Virginia Senate
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
A Virginia Senate panel has rejected Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposal to temporarily suspend the gas tax. The three-month tax “holiday” would have saved Virginia consumers about 26 cents per gallon, but it would have cost the state about $437 million. Opponents to the proposal, including Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, say ending the gas tax would hamper the state's ability to fix roads.
In Other News:
Part of Willow Lawn apartment project shelved as Pulse parking pondered – Richmond BisSense
One of Virginia’s poorest cities is also its least healthy, new rankings show – Virginia Mercury
Town of Orange seeking time capsule ideas - NBC 29
In Case You Missed It: