Archive for Monday, August 29, 2011

Kansas Arts advocates planning event to demand return of arts funding

August 29, 2011


— Kansas Citizens for the Arts plans to have a Statehouse news conference to demand that legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback reinstate state funding for the arts next year.

Tuesday's event will include comments from Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat.

The Republican governor pushed this year to abolish the Kansas Arts Commission and have arts programs rely more on private funding. Legislators rejected the idea, but Brownback vetoed the $689,000 lawmakers set aside for the Arts Commission and its authority to retain its small staff.

Those moves didn't eliminate the commission, and Brownback has replaced seven of its 12 members.

The decision led the federal government and a regional arts alliance to deny Kansas funding, a loss of about $1.3 million.


vuduchyld 2 years, 7 months ago

Welcome to Brownbackistan, it's where Kansas used to be Welcome to Brownbackistan, it's our new theocracy!


Ray Parker 2 years, 7 months ago

Demand funds from your own leftist pockets, taxpayers are not funding any more vulgar, bigoted, anti-Christian shock-value garbage displayed as some fool's idea of "art."


autie 2 years, 7 months ago

when are them liberal cry babies going to figure out that art in Kansas is dead? They just keep whining over and over the same spilled milk that soured four months ago. The cat won't even lick it up now. Oh the great day when all the so called in crowd intelligencia of Lawrence pack their liberal loving bags and move to Californica. Besides, Sam is now writing a grant to get funds to purchase 20,000 Etch-O-Sketches so we can have art in school.


rockchalk1977 2 years, 7 months ago

How nice... a pity party for the arts and croissants crowd. The only question is, what type of whine will they be serving with their puffy pastry?


BABBOY 2 years, 7 months ago

can't have it both ways sure is proud of silly little posts that he or she or it put all over the paper today.

Not that make any sense.


Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years, 7 months ago

Good art stands on its own merits, junk art is funded by the taxpayer.


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