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VPM Daily Newscast: June 1, 2022

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Wednesday, June 1, 2022   

Virginia General Assembly to consider funds for more school police officers 
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

Virginia lawmakers reconvene today to approve a state budget. It includes $45 million in new funding for school police and security staff, which is about a five-fold increase from the last state budget. Some lawmakers oppose the move, saying the money should be spent on more mental health resources for students.  

Chesapeake Bay Foundation preps for return of annual cleanup day   
R eported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen  

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is holding its annual Clean the Bay Day this weekend. Volunteers will pick up litter at locations across the bay watershed, so that less garbage finds its way downstream. Organizers are hopeful the event will also encourage some volunteers to get involved beyond the clean ups. 

Hampton builds resiliency from rising water levels through new campaign 
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner  

The city of Hampton is making big investments to help withstand flooding and sea level rise in the decades to come. The plan is called Resilient Hampton, and the yearslong mission aims to give communities the tools they need to prepare for and recover from things like storm surge, rising tides and encroaching groundwater.

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