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Potomac Highlands Airport Authority Debating Whether To Follow Maryland Or West Virginia Law

July 24th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The Potomac Highlands Airport Authority will meet with legal counsel for the airport in a closed executive session today. Since its inception, the authority has been debating whether to follow Maryland or West Virginia law and during a meeting in June the authority voted with one abstention to follow former airport attorney Jeff Getty’s recommendation to use Maryland law. There are substantial differences between the Maryland and West Virginia open meetings acts and a difference in the Freedom of Information Act between the two states. Former longtime Authority chairman Jim Stahl said he is perplexed with the ongoing debate. He says it was decided early on to follow the law of the state where the meeting is being held…


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