Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Thank the Governor for Recommending Stable Arts Funding

February 9, 2001 Governor Ventura recommended stable funding for the arts this year. We want to make sure he knows we ap-preciate his recommendation. Could you take five minutes to send him a quick thank you note? “Thank you for supporting...

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Ventura Plan Threatens Tax-Exempt Status of Nonprofits

January 29, 2001 Nonprofits to Hold Meeting in Twin Cities Senate Committee to Hold Public Hearings Around the State BACKGROUND: Governor Ventura’s tax proposal includes provisions that pose a serious threat to the tax-exempt status of...

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Governor Ventura Says Nice Things About the Arts

January 22, 2001 Last week in Bloomington, the Department of Tourism held its annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The theme for this year’s conference was: Mirror on Minnesota: Culture, Arts and Heritage Tourism. At the closing...

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You Are Invited To Arts Advocacy Day 2001

January 5, 2001 You Are Invited To Arts Advocacy Day 2001! Please join us at the Minnesota History Center and State Capitol in St. Paul on February 7 Imagine thisÉlast year, over 400 arts advocates come from every corner of Minnesota to thank...

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Nonprofits Mobilize to Oppose Taxes on Charities

11/10/00 Today at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis over 100 representatives of nonprofit, tax exempt organizations gathered to discuss proposals being floated by the MN Department of Revenue to impose new taxes on nonprofits. The proposals...

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Nonprofit Coalition Packs Dept. of Revenue Meeting

November 2, 2000 Nonprofit Coalition Packs Dept. of Revenue Meeting re: Taxation of Nonprofits Last week, the Dept. of Revenue held a public meeting to discuss tax reform proposals which could affect nonprofits. Over 250 nonprofit advocates...

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Nonprofit Taxation Meeting Tomorrow

October 25, 2000 IMPORTANT: NON-PROFIT TAXATION MEETING TOMORROW! Can You Send Someone to Attend? The Minnesota Department of Revenue is in the process of designing its tax reform proposal to be presented to the 2001 Minnesota Legislature. They...

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Good News & Bad News

October 13, 2000 Good News! Clinton Signs NEA Increase Into Law Bad News! Tax on Non-profits Considered By Ventura Administration NEA INCREASE: On Wednesday, President Clinton signed the FY01 Interior Appropriations bill into law, providing the...

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NEA Wins Increase in Funding Bill

September 21, 2000 NEA Wins Increase in Funding Bill IRA Rollover to Charity Bill Also Advances A House-Senate conference committee has approved an increase of $7 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the negotiations over a...

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Today is the Primary Election

September 12, 2000 PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE! Many officials are up for election in the primaries today. Your ballot can truly make a difference due to the probable low turn-out of voters. To find out information on candidate profiles, campaign...

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