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Let the good times — and tax money — roll

The next time you see Brenda Pogge, say thank you.

She’s the only person representing the Historic Triangle in Richmond who had the courage to question Sen. Thomas K. Norment’s SB942, a bill that increased the sales tax in Williamsburg as well as James City and York counties.

The bill has passed both houses in the General Assembly and is now headed to Gov. Northam for his signature.

Pogge’s objections highlighted several inconsistencies surrounding the bill and the thinking behind it, but I’ll focus on just one today: How the money is used.

As part of the return on a Freedom of Information Act request to James City County, a draft of the bill dated Jan. 11 calls...