Time Running Out in Legislature

05/17/06 1.Time Running Out: Conference Committee Trades Proposals on Arts 2. Job Opening at MCA 3. Further Background on Current Legislation 1. Time Running Out: Conference Committee Trades Proposals on Arts In the past several days the...

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Conference Committee Appointed

04/28/06 Conference Committee Appointed, Wrangling Begins Soon The House and Senate have appointed their conferees to the committee that will hash out the differences between their versions of SF2734, the bill that would dedicate sales tax...

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House Adds the Arts!

04/25/06 House Adds the Arts! Passes Bill to Conference Committee Today, after a long and trying day of seemingly endless debate and parliamentary moves, the House approved the Sales Tax Dedication Constitutional Amendment with the arts included...

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URGENT: Timing Critical

04/23/06 1. URGENT: Timing Critical: Calls Needed by 10AM Vote Monday! After the sneaky move in committee that took the arts out of the Sales Tax dedication bill last Thursday, it will now be heard on the House floor at 11:00 a.m. on Monday...

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Sudden Reversal Takes Arts Out of Bill

04/21/06 1. Sudden Reversal Takes Arts Out of Bill 2. Volunteers Still Needed! 3. Desktop Lobbyist Makes it Easy 4. Background on arts bill 1. Sudden Reversal Takes Arts Out of Bill Yesterday in a rare move under pressure from GOP leadership the...

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Arts Saved by Close Vote

04/19/06 1. Arts Saved by Close Vote 2. Volunteers Still Needed! 3. Desktop Lobbyist Makes it Easy 4. Background on arts bill 1. Arts Saved by Close Vote Last night in the House Rules Committee we defeated an amendment that would have taken the...

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Arts Bill to House Floor Next Week

04/12/06 1. Volunteers Needed! 2. TAKE ACTION: Arts Bill Moving in the House 3. Desktop Lobbyist Makes it Easy 4. Background on arts bill...

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Arts Bill Moving in the House

04/12/06 1. TAKE ACTION: Arts Bill Moving in the House 2. Desktop Lobbyist Makes it Easy 3. Background on arts bill 1. TAKE ACTION: Arts Bill Moving in the House The Legislature is going on Easter break, and when they return we should see the...

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Take Action Now!

03/17/06 TAKE ACTION NOW! The bill that could double state arts funding is starting to move at the legislature. Please help! Yesterday, Rep. Greg Davids, our hero, saved the arts by offering an amendment to the sales tax dedication bill in the...

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The Arts: A Driving Force in Minnesota’s Economy

03/09/06 The Arts: A Driving Force in Minnesota’s Economy STATEWIDE RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS: • Arts and culture organizations surveyed: 1584 • Audience economic impact: $352,681,956 ∑ Organization economic impact $485,845,713 ∑ Total...

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MCA Joins the Modern Age

12/15/05 Give the Gift of Arts Advocacy! MCA Joins the Modern Age: We are very happy to announce that you can now join MCA on-line securely here. As a supporter of Minnesota\\’s arts community, you know that it is important for us to speak...

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Upcoming Advocacy Events

11/18/05 1. Join us for the “Arts Advocacy 101” Class in Willmar on December 6 2. Volunteers Needed at MCA! Nov. 22 & Nov. 23 3. New Report on the Arts in Rural Minnesota; “Bright Stars.” 1. Join us for the...

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