Updates from the Arts, Culture & Tourism Caucus

After the Arts, Culture, and Tourism summit on December 3, 2021 that brought together sector representatives, interested legislators, and state agency leaders to discuss the priorities, challenges, and issues of the sectors, the Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Caucus held another meeting on January 26, 2022. Review the Agenda During the December ACT Caucus summit,…

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Federal Legislation Update

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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Governor Releases Two-Year Budget

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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