May 6, 2011

ARTS FUNDING MAINTAINED IN NEW STATE BUDGET

The state’s 2012-2013 budget was approved by the Senate early in the morning on May 4, 2011 and signed into law by the governor later that day. Although the consolidation of the Commission on Culture and Tourism into the Department of Community and Economic Development will become reality, the Commission on Culture and Tourism’s two grant budgets survived the 21% cuts proposed by Governor Malloy.

FY11 
Culture, Tourism and the Arts    1,879,708
Basic Cultural Resources             1,398,750

FY12-13
Culture, Tourism and the Arts    1,979,165
Basic Cultural Resources            1,601,204

Note: The adopted budget relies upon $2 billion in labor concessions the governor is currently negotiating.

Please thank your senators and representatives for their support.

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