Tell Your Senator to Keep Funding for the PA Council on the Arts in the Budget
Did you know that the line item for grants to the arts doesn't appear in the PA House Budget bill for next year?
Yes, both Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal for FY 2017-18 and the appropriations bill passed by the House recommend level funding for grants to the arts at $9.59 million (PA Council on the Arts) and $2 million for cultural and historical support through the PA Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC).
However, neither of these programs has been included directly in either budget, making them easier to fully remove in the future.
The House bill now rests in the PA Senate Appropriations Committee. Please contact your State Senator to ask that these line items be restored to the General Fund Appropriations Bill.
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