Tucker County Senator Randy Smith visited Preston County Friday afternoon and discussed with 12 news his disapproval of Governor Jim Justice’s veto of “Randy’s Dream”, a bill pushing for enhancing maintenance and repair of the state’s roads and highways.
Among other things, it would have created the Special Road Repair fund and required Division of Highways county supervisors to consult with county commissions and legislators to submit project requests to the Division of Highways.
Smith says he will continue to fight for the passage of “Randy’s Dream.”
“I think it’s asinine that we’re just now putting a list of roads that needs fixed together to the governor,” said Smith. “I mean, here it is the first of April, almost the first of April, and we should be doing in full gear on road work, and what are we doing? We’re still planning. So, it tells me he had no plan until he was forced into something, and this should have been done three years into his governorship, and just now addressing it? You know, its a dog and pony show.”
Smith says he plans to re-introduce the bill next year with enough time for the legsilature to override a possible veto.