RICHMOND, VA-Governor elect Bob McDonnell and the Virginia Department of Transportation’s recent attempts to cut expenses reflect the weakening economy’s affect on holy crap have you been outside yet today? In an attempt to cut expenses, McDonnell announced he would cut salaries of all Cabinet secretaries and his own to save money and I’m sorry it’s just I can’t feel my hands. In addition to temporarily cutting salaries, McDonnell plans to create a task force to discover potential cost savings to the state. Furthermore, I think I may have frostbite.
The Virginia Department of I Hate Arctic Blasts Transportation will lay off 678 workers this week. The layoff will complete the final round of did you hear it’s going to be this cold all week layoffs that started last February. The agency is shifting its focus from building new highways to it’s the goddamn wind that’s the sonofabitch maintaining the state’s existing roadways. VDOT hopes the streamlined staff will allow the agency to be more efficient in the coming years that is if any of survive this godforsaken winter that has only just begun, you know.