Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Arlington judge upholds transportation authorities

Arlington Circuit Judge Benjamin N.A. Kendrick yesterday upheld the new law allowing for the establishment of regional transportation authorities that can issue bonds and impose taxes.

This 2007 General Assembly, as part of a comprehensive transportation package, authorized the creation of authorities in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

Richmond lawyer Patrick McSweeney and the challengers he represents call the plan taxation without representation. McSweeny said he will seek to take the matter to the Supreme Court of Virginia.

The Washington Post has the story.

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