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Virginia would match D.C. and Maryland's texting while driving bans and has sent a bill cracking down on the practice to the governor.
Twelve legislators were appointed Wednesday by the House and Senate to work as a conference committee on the state budget including two from Northern Virginia.
Two Northern Virginia lawmakers will negotiate a compromise transportation funding bill that could alter local and state taxes and the fate of the Silver Line to Dulles.
As Virginia lawmakers continue to debate how to pay for transportation projects in the state, Fairfax County officials fear the loss of $300 million that is slated to help pay for constructing the Silver Line to Dulles.
Senate Democrats and most Republicans have united to approve an expedited roadmap for expanding Medicaid in Virginia provided the federal government allows numerous cost-containment reforms.