Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

“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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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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