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Federal Legislation Update

By Connecticut Arts Alliance July 16, 2019

Several pieces of Federal legislation are pending which will affect the creative sector. Our thanks to Americans for the Arts for providing these updates through our State Advocacy Captain, CAA Administrator Darren Farrington. NEA Appropriations In June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed ten appropriations bills, including an Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Bill which…

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By Connecticut Arts Alliance May 15, 2019

With less than three weeks remaining in the 2019 Legislative Session, we ask you to contact your legislators and urge them to support the recommendations of the Connecticut Arts Alliance, the Connecticut Tourism Coalition, CT Humanities, the Connecticut Restaurant Association, and the Connecticut Marine Trades Association. What We’re Asking  Allocate 25% of lodging tax revenue…

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The Impact of Arts, Culture and Tourism Advocacy Day

By Connecticut Arts Alliance April 10, 2019

Our thanks to all who attended Arts, Culture and Tourism Advocacy Day on April 8! Over two hundred arts and tourism advocates attended the event! One of the best ways to show our legislators that their constituents support the arts is to show up in large numbers for events like this. If their voters care, they’ll care!…

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CT Advocates in DC!

By Connecticut Arts Alliance March 8, 2019

On March 4 and 5, a small but impressive delegation of Connecticut artists, arts administrators, and advocates traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Arts Action Summit and Arts Advocacy Day, hosted by Americans for the Arts. The Connecticut contingent joined approximately five hundred other arts advocates from all fifty states and a few U.S. territories.…

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Governor Releases Two-Year Budget

By Connecticut Arts Alliance February 20, 2019

In an address to the state General Assembly today, Governor Lamont released a two-year proposed budget. (For his full proposal and background documentation, click here.) Regarding arts items, the Governor’s proposal recommends maintaining flat funding in both fiscal years 2020 and 2021. His supporting documentation recognizes that “Governor Lamont’s budget maintains funding for arts and…

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