Wednesday, August 29, 2007

NVTA Can Borrow and Tax

According to an article in the Examiner, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority does have the power to tax and borrow to fund local transportation projects, an Arlington judge ruled Tuesday. Loudoun County and a score of conservative politicians had disputed that power in court this week and will continue to do so. Loudoun's county attorney Jack Roberts, among others, had argued that under that state constitution, only elected governments have the authority to tax Virginians. You can also read more in this Times Community article.

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