From the Republican Party of Virginia:
Surprise! VDOT Audit, Resisted for Years by Democrats, Finds $877 million in Unspent Money
-- Democrats fought audit tooth and nail, insisting taxpayers send even more money to Richmond to pay for roads--
The VDOT audit findings announced by Governor McDonnell are shocking. At a time when Democrats are screaming for a gas tax increase — and bashing a plan to get out of the liquor business and bring $500 million to roads — an ossified state transportation bureaucracy has been sitting on nearly $1 billion.
Governor McDonnell has been fighting for an outside audit of the agency since the early days of his term as Attorney General. But Democrats have until now blocked every GOP effort.
All the while, Democrats continued to bleat for more and more cash out of taxpayers pockets. DNC Chairman Tim Kaine closed rest stops along Interstates around the Commonwealth, creating a safety hazard and inconveniencing travelers, for want of $9 million — and a gas tax hike.
Maybe, just maybe, VDOT has more money that we've been led to believe... just a thought.
Now, Governor McDonnell can start re-building the agency into one that will make wise, efficient, and prompt use of taxpayers' hard-earned dollars.