According to the Associated Press, the legislature will reconvene on June 23 to discuss a transportation funding package. As noted by the AP, partisan and regional disagreements are enormous impediments to a compromise.
Entries Tagged as 'Transportation'
May 7th, 2008 · Comments Off · General Assembly, Gov. Kaine, Transportation
February 29th, 2008 · Comments Off · General Assembly, Supreme Court of Virginia, Transportation
The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled today that the regional transportation plan for Northern Virginia violates the state constitution. The constitution bars the imposition of taxes by non-elected bodies such as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn wrote for a unanimous court. It doesn’t matter that the all but two of the [...]
January 8th, 2008 · Comments Off · Supreme Court of Virginia, Transportation
Attorneys for opponents of regional transportation authorities told the Supreme Court of Virginia today that the General Assembly cannot delegate the power to impose taxes to non-elected bodies. William G. Broaddus, responding for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, countered that no delegation is involved because the legislature specified the type of taxes and fees and [...]
December 17th, 2007 · Comments Off · Supreme Court of Virginia, Transportation
The Supreme Court of Virginia has granted expedited review and will hear arguments Jan. 8 on the constitutionality of regional transportation the General Assembly adopted for Northern Virginia. That means the court will hear two related cases, Marshall v. Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Record No. 071959 and Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County v. Northern [...]