DC Metro to restructure house amid vigour by lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ruling house of a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has voted to change a structure after Virginia lawmakers pushed for voting members to have some-more power.

The Washington Post reports a 16-member house voted Thursday to anathema nonvoting “alternates” outward of a 8 “principal” members from participating in house or cabinet proceedings. Virginia lawmakers demanded a change as a condition to a Metro receiving a state’s share of $500 million in new annual funding.

Supporters contend a pierce will streamline discussions and boost expertise. Alternate house members are indifferent to paint specific jurisdictions, and several voting and nonvoting members contend a change will shorten some of a board’s many associating members. The journal reports lawmakers and segment leaders have been meddlesome in changing a house for years.

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