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Interesting summary. Sausage making at its greatest.

One serious, but not yet discussed, is the unconstitutional nature of the NVTA. It violates one person, one vote. The U.S. Supreme Court has long held such requirement applies to any body that performs general government functions. The NVTA appropriates money and issues bonds. It is subject to the one person, one vote requirement, IMO.

The NVTA does use weighted voting sometimes, from what I've been able to discover. But the addition of one state senator, two state delegates and two gubernatorial appointments gives more votes to some people in NoVA than others. I don't believe NVTA is constitutional after the Transportation Bill gives it taxpayer money.

by TMT on Feb 25, 2013 9:56 am • linkreport

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