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December 21, 2015

By Connecticut Arts Alliance December 21, 2015

Deficit Mitigation Agreement Reached On December 1, 2015 the legislature passed a $350 million state budget deficit mitigation agreement. The Governor had proposed a plan that included drastic cuts to the arts sector (eliminating all line item allocations to arts and culture organizations), but the approved legislative plan made less severe, across-the-board-cuts of 5% to…

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April 6, 2015

By Connecticut Arts Alliance April 6, 2015

How the Tax Code Hurts Artists April 1st editorial from the NY Times

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March 3, 2015

By Connecticut Arts Alliance March 3, 2015

Connecticut  Arts Alliance (CAA) Response to 2016-17 Governor’s Budget Proposal as of March  2, 2015 PERSPECTIVE ON GOVERNOR’S 2016-17 BIENNIUM BUDGET and the OFFICE OF THE ARTS The CAA monitors trends in state funding in annual competitive grant programs, the availability of arts funding for operating support, and legislative designated funds for specific arts organizations.…

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February 26, 2015

By Connecticut Arts Alliance February 26, 2015

Governor’s Proposed Biennial Budget Seriously Impacts the Arts Governor Malloy introduced his proposed FY16-17 Budget on February 18, 2015 His proposal includes many cuts to the arts and humanities Department of Economic Development Reductions: Reduce Funding for Various Arts/Cultural Line Items:  Reduces funding for various arts and cultural programs and reallocates the balance to the…

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December 15, 2014

By Connecticut Arts Alliance December 15, 2014

Update on Federal Arts Funding from Americans for the Arts No Cuts to the NEA in Omnibus Bill With only two hours to spare before the federal government was scheduled to shutdown at midnight last night, the House of Representatives was able to narrowly pass the so-called “Cromnibus” (a hybrid Continuing Resolution and Omnibus bill)…

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November 21, 2014

By Connecticut Arts Alliance November 21, 2014

Budget Update from Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, November 14, 2014 Governor Malloy Orders Emergency Budget Cuts, Restricts State Hiring to Combat SFY15 Deficit In response to the looming $60 million revenue shortfall and $80 million budget ‘deficiencies’ or cost over-runs among stateagencies, Governor Malloy ordered emergency spending cuts effective immediately. A memo from OPM reinforced…

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July 17, 2014

By Connecticut Arts Alliance July 18, 2014

Congressional Updates from Americans for the Arts July 15 – The House Subcommittee on the Interior had proposed an $8 million cut each from the FY 2015 budgets of the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. We’re really pleased to report that when this bill came before the Full…

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May 9, 2014

By Connecticut Arts Alliance May 9, 2014

Americans for the Arts’ Creative Industries reports are now available online. Pulling data from Dun & Bradstreet, the Creative Industries: Business & Employment in the Arts reports offer a research-based approach to understanding the scope and importance of the arts to the nation’s economy. Creative Industries is the first national study that encompasses both the…

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