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VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 11, 2023

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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 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.

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