I could write a whole new post about this, about how budget slashing in Virginia endangers the arts in SO many ways. But it's spelled out in great detail here. The bottom line is that the Virginia House of Delegates is on the verge of eliminating funding for the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Virginia Arts Commission. These cuts would be devastating to the arts in Virginia, and the arts are critical--to quality of life, to incomes for many Virginians, and to related industries such as tourism. These cuts would be a mistake, and all Virginians are urged to tell their delegates to preserve these important institutions.
You can find the contact information for your delegate here. Pleade the case.