Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
VRE Vote In January?
Hap Connors had his community meeting last night and said that the Board of Supervisors will likely take a vote in January on joining Virginia Railway Express. Connors and supervisors Benjamin Pitts and Gary Skinner support the county joining VRE. But where is that fourth vote coming from?
Emmitt Marshall and T.C. Waddy are not going to vote to join VRE. That leaves Gary Jackson and Jerry Logan as the swing vote. The last time I interviewed Jackson he said he hasn’t seen any new information that would change his mind.
Logan may be the true swing vote on this, and being that gas prices have dropped by about $2 and the fact that there is excess revenue from the 2 percent gasoline levy that the county can use for transportation projects, 2009 might be the year that Logan, a Republican, votes yes on VRE.