What, No Poet Laureate?

Back in 1996, budget cuts eliminated the job of State Archaeologist. Now, according to the Virginian-Pilot, the job is about to come back via HB 2078. With all this surplus floating around and the Jamestown 2007 celebration coming up, who wants the state to be shorthanded in archaeology?

The last State Archaeologist, Catherine Slusser, is still around, according to the article, serving the Department of Historical Resources. She describes the untenable ongoing situation with archaeology budget cuts: “Few Virginia employees have attended national conferences.”

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  1. Though taxpayers are malcontent,
    The Assembly won’t refund a cent.
    With so much to spend,
    They followed the trend
    And gave us a certified rodent.

  2. Governor Mark, pudding and pie
    Tax those citizens and make them cry
    When the anti-taxers came out to play
    Governor Mark ran away.

  3. Will Vehrs Avatar

    Jim, it looks like a contest!

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