Sean T. Connaughton

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  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell removed a representative to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, contending he had a conflict of interest. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Airports board, McDonnell in standoff

    The board chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority struck a cautious tone Wednesday amidst a messy legal dispute that once again pits the board against the administration of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.


  • Sen. Charles J. Colgan, Prince William Democrat and a budget conferee, signed the conference report but has not said whether he will vote for the bill on the floor Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Dulles rail could stall slew of other Va. projects

    More than 40 transportation projects across Virginia would be endangered if the legislature accedes to Democrats' demands for $300 million more for the Dulles rail project, the McDonnell administration says.


  • Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail project begins at the Wiehle Avenue station in Fairfax County. Funding for the project is emerging as a sticking point in Virginia's two-year, $85 billion spending plan. (The Washington Times)

    $300M for Dulles rail endangers 40 Va. transportation projects

    More than 40 transportation projects across Virginia would be endangered if the legislature accedes to Democrats' demands for $300 million more for the Dulles rail project, the McDonnell administration says.


  • Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine speaks during the DNC's summer meeting, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    EDITORIAL: Kaine's legacy of mismanagement

    An audit released Thursday suggests former Gov. Timothy M. Kaine left the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in a state of financial disarray. Current Gov. Robert F. McDonnell had long sought a review of the agency's finances, but even he and Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton were stunned to find that the department that once claimed it was out of money actually has enough cash on hand to fund $1.4 billion in new projects by 2011.


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