Much is happening in the world of the Met Council, not least of which is Rep. Jason Lewis’s amendment to the FAA reauthorization that would require - heaven forbid - that the Met Council comply with federal law by having its board be filled with elected officials. Some in the DFL seem to believe that’s a problem. But what’s really a problem is that the Met Council is a living example of taxation without representation. I’m not sure how you get more American than that as a motivating principle for action.
From my 2016 comparative assessment report on the Met Council.
I’m in Paris, France for a springtime trip with my wife. But things are happening with respect to my favorite topic, the Twin Cities’ very own Met Council.
On April 26th Rep. Jason Lewis introduced an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill that would require the Met Council to finally adhere to federal law, and create a governing board with a majority of elected officials - like every other such organization in the country.
You can read my post on this for more details at the Center of the American Experiment here.
And late night here in Paris, it appears the amendment passed out of committee - unanimously!
Great work Rep. Lewis!
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