Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Arts Protected in Second Budget Bill

5/16/02 Yesterday, the legislature finally passed the second phase deficit reduction bill, which included no additional cuts to the arts. This is great news, because the House had originally proposed cutting an additional 3% from arts funding...

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K-12 Arts Standards Threatened

4/24/02 The following alert is forwarded to you from our friends at the Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education, who work to ensure that the arts are available to all children in Minnesota Schools. Arts Learning Alert: K-12 Arts Standards...

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Downtown Redevelopment and the Arts

4/22/02 Hometown, Minnesota, Inc. is offering a workshop on May 10, 2002, from 9 am to 1 pm., which may be of interest to Minnesota Citizens for the Arts members: “Artists Entrepreneurship as a tool for Downtown Revitalization.”...

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Legislature Moves Slowly, For Now

4/10/02 APPROPRIATION: Whilst legislative leaders try to come to a global agreement on phase two of the state’s deficit reduction plan, conference committees can’t really make headway on their various parts of the budget. As it...

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National Issues Update

3/28/02 National Issues Update; MN Legislature Takes a Break National Arts Issues Update Earlier this month, MCA Vice Chair Rebecca Petersen, MCA Operations Manager Geri Katz, MSAB Executive Director Bob Booker and Jeff Prauer of COMPAS visited...

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You Can Help Arts Funding and Building Projects

3/21/02 1. Arts Funding The legislature has already cut the arts by 4%. The 4% cut was included in the “first phase” of the deficit reduction package. They are now working on the “second phase.” Although the House today...

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Override of Governor’s Veto

2/28/02 OVERRIDE OF GOVERNOR’S VETO MEANS THAT ARTS CUTS ARE HELD TO 4% Arts Appropriation The Minnesota House and Senate voted yesterday and today, respectively, to override the Governor’s veto of the budget deficit reduction bill...

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“Global Deal” by House and Senate

2/22/02 Arts Advocacy Day Held in the Nick of Time “Global Deal” by House and Senate Lessens Cut to Arts Funding to 4% ARTS APPROPRIATION On Tuesday, MCA’s Arts Advocacy Day brought 400+ arts people from every corner of...

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7% Arts Cut to 4%

February 6, 2002 Minnesota Senate Recommends Reducing 7% Arts Cut to 4% Last Night the Senate Committee that deals with arts funding, chaired by Sen. Cohen, recommended that the cut to the arts appropriation be reduced from 7% to 4%. (Governor...

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$2 Million Increase for the Arts

2/4/02 President Bush Recommends $2 Million Increase for the Arts President Bush released details of his FY 2003 budget today requesting Congress to appropriate a $2 million increase to the NEA to bring the agency’s total budget up to $117...

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Cut to Arts Funding

1/10/02 Ventura Deficit Reduction Plan Includes 7% Cut to Arts Funding Today Governor Ventura came out with his proposals to solve Minnesota’s 2 billion dollar budget deficit with a combination of spending cuts and tax increases that would...

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McCollum Appointed to NEA’s National Council on the Arts

1/8/02 Minnesota’s Congresswoman Betty McCollum Appointed to NEA’s National Council on the Arts Appointment will place Minnesota Congresswoman on arts’ national policy stage House Democratic Minority Leader Richard Gephardt...

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