VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 11, 2023
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Jan. 11, 2023:
Electrical ratemaking power could return to state regulators
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
The bipartisan Affordable Energy Act would return ratemaking power to the commission. It would also require a “just and reasonable” base rate for customers, potentially barring major utilities from earning more than their allowed profits.
3 General Assembly issues where lawmakers could find common ground
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
Republicans and Democrats have found areas of agreement where the partisan divide is not too steep — including mental health, housing and even marijuana.
In other news:
- Virginia governor ready to pitch stadium to new Commanders owner (Bloomberg)
- Virginia Attorney General broadens merit investigation to Fairfax County Public Schools (DCist)
- ‘Catfish’ cop Austin Lee Edwards groomed other teen years before Riverside slayings (Los Angeles Times)
In case you missed it:
- Richmond’s first nonalcoholic bottle shop, Point 5, is making 'Dry January' easier than ever. (Style Weekly)
- UVA dermatologist named dean of VCU medical school (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Alchemy Coffee reverses closure plans, to be sold to Brambly Park co-owner (Richmond BizSense)