Allen, Kaine Endorse Airports Board Reform

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Virginia's two U.S. Senate candidates have endorsed a proposal that Virginia take over the board that oversees the Washington area's two airports.

According to The Washington Examiner ( ), Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine said Tuesday that they support legislation offered by Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., that would shrink the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and give Virginia control of the regional board.

The board is overseeing construction of the $8 billion Metrorail extension to Washington Dulles International Airport. A recent audit found questionable spending and contracting procedures by the board.

Allen said Tuesday that Kaine's appointees "have caused a lack of trust in the board." But a Kaine spokesman says the Republican is playing politics by blaming Kaine for the board's problems.


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