Morning Notes

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General Assembly Approves Gas Tax — Revenue would go toward the state’s depleted transportation fund and could be instrumental in funding the state’s portion of the Purple Line light rail project, which the state’s Department of Transportation said would stop if no funding source was found this year in Annapolis. Gas prices are projected to increase by 4 cents when the tax hike starts in July. [WAMU]

Beltway Is Reaching The End Of The Line — The roadway of the Beltway is crumbling, but closing down sections of it for repair and pavement work seems infeasible. [Washington Post]

Groups Starting Two New Senior Villages — The increase in baby boomers reaching retirement age has meant more people who want to age in place, but who might need help with the daily tasks required of remaining in their homes as they get older. That’s opened the door for the senior village concept, and two more are set for the area. [Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center]

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