Annexation was the issue as Rayne Brown took on and defeated House Majority Leader Hugh Holliman in the November election. Now the Davidson County representative taking on federal funding for rail projects, signing onto Rep. Ric Killian’s bill that just says no:
“This is the biggest waste,” Brown said. “This is the federal government’s way to push us in a direction that there’s no desire to go, that there’s no money for. They dangle this money in front of us, and we grab it. I know Lexington is all excited about having a depot, but we don’t have the money. Nothing the federal government gives us ever comes without strings attached. Ever.”
The Lexington Dispatch reports Davidson County would receive $44 million of fed money, which would not, however, go toward funding the proposed new train depot.
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