VPM Daily Newscast: June 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.
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, June 9, 2022
If changes are approved, private universities in Virginia may soon be able to open lab schools
Reported by VPM News Megan Pauly
A part of the state budget proposal excludes private colleges and universities from funding for lab schools. De. Glenn Davis told VPM News that he expects Governor Glenn Youngkin to put forward a budget amendment to extend the funding to private colleges. Amendments from the governor are due next week before the final budget is approved.
Virginia lawmakers pull back support for Commanders stadium this year
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
A top state lawmaker says the Virginia General Assembly won’t vote this month on a plan to give the Washington Commanders tax breaks to build a stadium. The move comes after Commanders Defense Coordinator Jack Del Rio described the January 6th attack on the Capitol as a quote “ dust up.” Over the past few months, lawmakers have been negotiating a bill to help lure the team to Northern Virginia.
In Other News:
One of Virginia’s biggest pro-choice advocacy groups is preparing for a post-Roe future – Virginia Mercury
Petersburg votes to close on a $1.25 million purchase agreement for the old Ramada Inn – The Progress-Index
Zakia McKensey, a Richmond drag queen, uses the spotlight to destigmatize HIV – VPM News
In Case You Missed It:
Journalists, activists sue Richmond over protest arrests – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Local officials stress need for safety on the James River – VPM News
Kaine looks to take Virginia gun plan national – VPM News
Virginia coal production climbs - Virginia Mercury