Kansas governor erases arts agency

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For months now Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has threatened to chop state funding for the arts; on March 28th, he made good on his promise. Brownback eliminated all state funding for the Kansas Arts Commission (KAC), leaving it without a budget ($689,000), staff (5 employees) or offices. The Republican governor has maintained that the arts will flourish with private support and even made a failed attempt to replace the KAC with a privately funded Kansas Arts Foundation. Arts advocates counter that eliminating the commission may cost the state as much as $1.2 million in federal funds.
To read more: Bloomsberg Businessweek, Culture Monster at the LA Times, and the Kansas Reporter

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