Gov. Brownback comments on attempts to stop national arts funding for Kansas

By Scott Rothschild · July 8, 2011 · Comment on this

Gov. Sam Brownback answers a question about a group's request to have the National Endowment for the Arts pull its funding for Kansas after the state cut its own funding for the Kansas Arts Commission. The president of Americans for the Arts said that allowing Kansas to receive federal arts funding while not providing any of its own would be unfair to other states.

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overthemoon 6 years, 6 months ago

Please don't make me watch the video! What's the story??

Jonathan Kealing 6 years, 6 months ago

You can click the related story link for the background. It's an AP story from yesterday. These are Brownback's first comments on the controversy.

overthemoon 6 years, 6 months ago

oh...with my monitor that is a pretty well camouflaged link bar!! Thanks.

Erin Graham 6 years, 6 months ago

You're not missing anything. It's the usual "bullsht.. bullsht... halfway pretend that I care but not enough to mask the fact that there are few things I care less about....".. followed by some more empty words.

Bob_Keeshan 6 years, 6 months ago

The story is Il Marrone expects taxpayer funding for the Arts despite being opposed to taxpayer funding for the arts.

Alceste 6 years, 6 months ago

Is going to the Outhouse and reading the "blog" from the bird of the night here on supporting the arts? Underthecovers_Anna or something like that.....I forget.....but she got the full endorsement of staff.......

Liberty275 6 years, 6 months ago

I endorse all stripper as a vocation for any woman under 25..

saraj 6 years, 6 months ago

Mr. Brownback is working hard to completely control everything in our state......Those who voted for him had not read anything about what he really stands for.....Read 'The Family'.

Jimo 6 years, 6 months ago

There's nothing wrong with the Feds steering funding to those who appreciate it.

For example, after several GOP Governors (Wisconsin, Florida) refused funding for train infrastructure, the Feds redirected this cash to other states with a more progressive attitude (a/k/a, pro-employment not anti-employment).

If Brownback were more serious about attracting business to the state, he'd be aware that quality of life (including art!) is just as important as tax schemes.

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 4 months ago

Watching the Brownback Administration and the TEA Party is like watching Mao and his "cultural revolution" and "great leap forward." The stated goal of the the cultural revolution in China was to enforce socialism in the country by removing capitalist, traditional and cultural elements from Chinese society, and impose Maoist orthodoxy within the Party. Brownback and the TEA Party are seeking to remove the populist and progressive brand of Kansas politics replacing it with an anti-tax, anti-regulation, orthodox theocracy. The Great Leap Backward in Kansas is looking like killing the arts, killing public primary, secondary and post-secondary education, killing environmental regulation and enforcement, killing public funding for all areas of government, etc...

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