WASHINGTON - Virginia officials and lawmakers are scrambling to find a way to provide funds to the state's transportation system in the aftermath of a state Supreme Court ruling last week that found it would be unconstitutional for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to issue $130 million of bonds.

Gov. Tim Kaine met with House and Senate lawmakers over the weekend to consider options for obtaining such funds, after the high court ruled that regional bodies cannot be delegated the ability to levy taxes and fees, which would have been used to back bonds issued by the authority.

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