VIRGINIA BEACH (November 26, 2010) - - Dr. James Koch, noted Tidewater economist and X-Prez of ODU, will discuss the ramifications of his annual State of the Region Report at Saturday’s breakfast meeting of the Virginia Beach Taxpayer Alliance

In the report, Koch reverses his earlier position regarding light rail, now contending it is not economically viable and will require massive taxpayer subsidies to operate.

The $3 breakfast buffet begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Terrace Room of Marion Manor Retirement Center and Koch’s presentation begins @ 9 a.m.

Marion Manor is located behind St. Gregory’s Church, across from Haynes Furniture. For further information contact Robert Dean at 757-427-6606.

The meeting is free, open to the public, and students are encouraged to attend.