Sen. L. Louise Lucas of Virginia said proposed levitation to help relocate the Washington Wizards to northern Virginia is dead as far as she's concerned.
Lucas, chair of the Senate Finance & Appropriations Committee, first said over the weekend on social media that legislation underpinning the deal was "not ready for prime time" and would not receive a hearing in her committee. The decision in effect killed the Senate version of the legislation because of a procedural deadline this week, though another bill is making progress in the House of Delegates, which is also controlled by Democrats.
Lucas on Monday said Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin had made a series of mistakes in trying to advance the deal through a General Assembly now in full Democratic control after November's elections.
Youngkin and Ted Leonsis announced in December that they had reached an understanding on a deal to relocate the Wizards.