Casino Bill: Delayed, But Not Dead Yet

The controversial bill that would allow a casino to be built in Tysons has pitted local Fairfax County elected officials against their state counterparts. State Senator Jennifer Boysko, whose district includes parts of McLean, Reston and Great Falls is on the record in opposing the casino. She updated constituents ahead of a town hall that was held on Saturday at McLean High School; The Resources Subcommittee of the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee met on Feb. 1st and recommended stopping the casino bill by continuing it until 2025. This is cause for celebration! However, the bill is not finished. There is still a full Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6th. While the full committee traditionally honors the recommendation of the subcommittee it is not required to accept that recommendation. In other words, the bill is still under consideration and could still be passed by the Senate and I want to be sure that the legislature knows your concerns on this matter.

There was a packed house at McLean High School, and The Patch’s Michael Connolly presents the news here, https://patch.com/virginia/mclean/tysons-casino-bill-may-still-be-alive-after-committee-vote-senators

Casinos aren’t the only local concern for Fairfax County residents. In Chantilly, residents made their case against data centers but the Board of Supervisors doesn’t seem to agree. The Fairfax Times has the story, https://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/fairfax_county/board-of-supervisors-ignores-citizen-input-on-data-center/article_b61cd04c-c12c-11ee-99d5-0bca98c26f73.html

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