Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

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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Arts Cuts to Reach House Floor

April 28, 2001 $5 Million of $10 Million Restored in Committee, But We’re Only Halfway There Call your House member by MONDAY!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! TELL THEM: “PUT ALL THE ARTS MONEY BACK!” Although Rep. Dan McElroy...

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Krinkie Makes Massive Arts Cuts

April 26, 2001 As we have been reporting for the last month, there is trouble for the arts in the Minnesota House. Last night our worst fears came true. Despite the valiant efforts of long time arts friends Rep. Jim Rhodes (R-St. Louis Park) and...

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MCA TO CONDUCT MASSIVE POSTCARD CAMPAIGN

April 19, 2001 We continue to be concerned about arts funding in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Over the past week, MCA friends and members by the hundreds have been calling their representatives in the House to ask them to protect arts...

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Arts Funding Under Siege

April 11, 2001 Arts Funding Under Siege: House Chair proposes cuts at time of increased arts needs across the state There are two serious problems facing arts funding in Minnesota: Problem #1: Rep. Phil Krinkie, chair of the State Government...

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Two Events

March 13, 2001 Two Events Important to the Arts in Minnesota on March 15 2:00 p.m.: “Chamber” Music…and more! Minnesota Artists to Perform at the Capitol Arts Performances will be held in the House Chamber at the State Capitol in...

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Minnesota Artists to Perform at the Capitol

March 8, 2001 “Chamber” Music and more! Arts Performances will be held in the House Chamber at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Thursday, March 15, at 2:00, before the start of House floor session. A reception will follow in the House...

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