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Friday, May 13, 2011

Airports Board Concerned Over Proposal To Give State Leaders More Power, WAMU 88.5, May 13, 2011

Jonathan Wilson

May 13, 2011 - In Virginia, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board isn't thrilled with a proposal from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) that would allow state leaders to more easily remove sitting board members.

The legislation Wolf introduced this week would make it easier for the governors of Maryland and Virginia, and the D.C. mayor, to replace members of the board that oversees Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

It would also increase the size of the board altogether -- giving Virginia four more members of the body that oversees the airports and the project connecting Metrorail service to Dulles. . . .

. . . The Airports Authority board says Wolf's proposal is "concerning because of its potential impact on our organization and its mission." . . . 
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