This is what Bob Marshall just asked Bob McDonnell in a letter. Very interesting!
1. Are the taxes and fees imposed in HB 3202 (or the Governor’s substitute) that apply to
and/or Hampton Roads local, state or regional taxes?
2. Please specify the constitutional authority for the governing bodies of 7 of 12 localities in Hampton Roads to impose the taxes and fees purported to be authorized in either HB 3202 or the substitute on all of the localities comprising the so-called Hampton Roads Transportation Authority?;
3. What is the
constitutional authority of the six chief elected officials of Northern Virginia
4. Why are there no provisions for regional voter approval for the Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads Transportation Authorities in the Substitute for HB 3202 since the powers of regional territorial governments, ie., the authority to impose fees and taxes, not merely collect them, and other powers are purportedly conferred on both the Authorities as political subdivisions of the Commonwealth since this make these two Authorities de facto regional governments in violation of the VA Const. Art, VII, Sect. 1?
5. Further, since the
VA Constitution (Art. VII, Sect. 2, Para