Upcoming meetings and events in the D.C. area

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com D.C. Pizza Festival 2023 From April 15-16, D.C. residents can enjoy an all-you-can-eat pizza extravaganza. There will be beer, wine and entertainment available for attendees. The two-day celebration will begin at 10:40 am on April 15 and end at 5 p.m. on April 16. National Cherry Blossoms Festival


Maryland lawmakers reach deal on state budget

By Brian Witte, The Associated Press Maryland lawmakers got past their differences and reached a deal March 31on the state’s $62.5 billion budget that includes making major investments in prekindergarten through 12th grade education. In one major highlight, they agreed to allocate $900 million for future costs to the state’s huge pre-K-12 education funding reform