Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

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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State Government Grant Freeze

11/30/01 State Government Grant Freeze Will Not Affect Most Arts Grants, For Now The MN Dept. of Finance has begun a number of initiatives that are intended to help the governor decide how to deal with the setback in the economy. It is understood...

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National Legislation Affects the Arts

10/18/01 National Legislation Affects the Arts: 1. New Airline Security Measures may affect musicians and their instruments. 2. NEA funding increase nears final stage. 3. Education Appropriations Boost Arts Education $. 1. New Airline Security...

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Buildings and Bonding 101

10/3/01 MCA to Offer “Buildings and Bonding 101” How to Build or Renovate a Building for the Arts. Four sessions of this important short seminar will be held around the state, led by MCA’s Executive Director Sheila Smith and...

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Arts Advocacy Conferences

9/20/01 “Telling Our Stories: Advocating for the Arts in Your Community.” Arts Advocacy Conferences to be Presented Around the State “Telling Our Stories: Advocating for the Arts in Your Community” is hosted by...

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ARTS CUTS FINALLY DEFEATED!

6/30/01 The legislature has FINALLY adjourned. The House had originally pushed for a $5 million cut for the arts. The Senate had recommended a $1.35 million increase. In the end, after a big fight led by Sen. Richard Cohen (D), the arts cuts were...

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Arts Still Trapped in Session Limbo

June 6, 2001 The Governor and House and Senate leaders have not yet come to an agreement about the amount of spending, tax refunds and tax cuts that they will make this year. Without agreement on these larger issues, the committee charged with...

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Leadership Sets Targets

May 25, 2001 This afternoon, the Governor, House and Senate agreed on a global deal regarding the targets for all conference committees. While the details of this deal are still unfolding, we have reason to believe that the State Government...

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Arts Trapped in Session Stalemate

May 21, 2001 Today was supposed to be the last day of the legislative session, but tri-partisan government isn’t as easy as it looks. The Governor and House and Senate leaders have not yet come to an agreement about the amount of spending...

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Last Chance to Restore Arts Cuts!

May 10, 2001 The conference committee will start meeting today. Are you a constituent of a conferee??? Call them! Ask them to: “take the Senate Position in the State Government Finance Bill: Increase arts funding with no grant caps!”...

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Motion Used to Stop Arts Funding Restoration

May 4, 2001 We lose a battle, but the war’s not over yet On Thursday, in the middle of the night, the Minnesota House failed to pass an amendment that would have restored the $5 million that had been cut from the arts by Rep. Phil Krinkie...

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Bill Containing Arts Cuts Delayed Until Thursday

May 1, 2001 Holy cow, can we make a fuss when we want to or what? WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING: The House has delayed hearing the bill – HF218, the State Government Finance Bill, on the House floor until Thursday. At first we thought it was...

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