Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Response Regarding MN Arts Cuts

Recently I sent letters to my state representatives regarding the proposed disproportionate cuts to funding for the MN Arts Board. I was pleased to receive a response from my state senators which reads in part:

    . . . I believe if we cut arts funding proportionately to other areas of state spending, and do not use the dedicated funds to restore these cuts, we would be in keeping with the Constitution. I believe the Governor's proposed cut to the state Arts Board violates this constitutional requirement not to substitute new dedicated funds for traditional funding.

Thank you Senator - your thoughtful response will be remembered during the next election.

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