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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 21, 2022

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Dec . 21, 2022:   

Youngkin aims to consolidate state workforce programs 
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil 

Gov. Glenn Youngkin is proposing consolidating the state’s 1,500 workforce development programs under one state department. Currently, the state’s workforce programs are spread across more than 100 agencies and six secretariats.

Richmond-area shop owners are cautiously optimistic about holiday spending 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans 

Virginia’s economy is looking good — at least right now. State tax revenues are on the rise and so are job numbers leading into next year.

In other news:  

Youngkin publishes to-do list of regulations (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Navy report says suicides among USS George Washington sailors not connected, points to ‘life stressors’ (The Virginian-Pilot)

Chesterfield-based Indivior targets spot at top of addiction treatment industry, carries lingering legal troubles (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

In case you missed it:  

Arlington adopts ranked choice voting for June county board primary (DCist)

Virginia could give Commanders stadium another look in Youngkin budget (The Washington Post)

[Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional] Jail renovations increase calls for mental health reforms (C-Ville Weekly) 

VPM News is the staff byline for articles and podcasts written and produced by multiple reporters and editors.
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