Apr 18, 2024 - News

Around the Beltway: 🏁 Virginia budget compromise

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🥊 Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Democratic lawmakers struck a late compromise to continue negotiations over the Virginia budget, avoiding a state government shutdown. After a standoff, the Assembly effectively agreed to start fresh on the budget bill. (AP)

🏀 To match increased interest in women's basketball, the Washington Mystics are looking to play some of their games at Capital One Arena this season. They currently tip-off at a 4,200-seat arena in Southeast. (WTOP)

⛴️ There is a new effort to restart White's Ferry, which used to link Montgomery and Loudoun counties over state lines. A judge's ruling three years ago ended the crossing due to a shoreline land dispute. Now, the ferry's owner is donating the vessel to Montgomery County in hopes of reaching a solution. (NBC4)

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