WASHINGTON - Marcia Dykes, the Virginia taxpayer-activist who unsuccessfully challenged lease financing in a case that reached the state's Supreme Court last year, is now vowing to thwart the repayment of a proposed $111 million office building lease issue by Fairfax County.

Dykes' strategy, which draws some inspiration from the lease non-appropriation being contemplated by Brevard County, Fla., is to try to extend the logic of the ruling the Virginia high court issued last year. The court found that leases do not constitute debt because the government can decide not to appropriate the lease payments, Dykes said.

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