With new fiscal year approaching, budget negotiations appear to be in a stalemate (WVTF)

Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says the standoff is part of the Washingonization of Virginia politics.

“There is no political benefit to compromise. As a result, you have these impasses,” Farnsworth argues. “The truth is that you could split the difference. The reality is that a lot of people would rather fight over the difference than resolve it.”