Below are the links to the Conference Committee Budget. MALC is hearing that as early as today, both the House and Senate may vote on the budget. Please be aware it is an up or down vote / legislators vote to yes or no on the budget (no amendments can be added to the budget).
From State House Staff:
The FY17...Read more →
Late last night the Conference Committee released it budget.
According to the office of State Representative Cory Atkins, Co-Chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development,- the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) was close to/or was level funded.
MALC will report further on funding for the MCC, libraries, etc. when more details on the...Read more →
Last week, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited Worcester, MA to announce Governor Charlie Baker had authorized $10 million in new funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) in Fiscal Year 2017.
From the Mass Cultural Council (MCC) Press Room:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2016
Contact: Gregory Liakos, MCC Communications Director, 617-858-2720
Lt. Governor Announces Release...Read more →
During the current two-year legislative session, the Mass Production Coalition (MPC) has worked tirelessly to protect the state’s important Film & Television Incentive Program. Bills and budget amendments have been filed to repeal or weaken it. The MPC has fought and defeated them with a unified creative sector front that...Read more →
In Mid May of this year, Governor Baker appointed new board members for the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
From the MCC:
Governor Baker Appoints New Chair & Members to MCC
(Boston, MA) – Governor Charlie Baker has appointed Nina Fialkow as Chair of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). The Governor also appointed six additional new members to the...Read more →
The Budget Conference Committee had their first meeting on Friday, June, 10th and they now have until the end of the month to reconcile the final House and Senate Budgets into one budget.
Please call your State Senator and State Representative TODAY to sign on to a letter to the Budget Conference Committee urgining them...Read more →
Some belated, but important news from the Americans for the Arts- Arts Action News:
On May 25th the the U.S. House of Representatives Interior Appropriations Subcommittee unanimously approved legislation to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at an increase of nearly $2 million in funding to $150...Read more →
The state legislature is about to enter the “conference committee” stage of its budget process, (some time possibly this week). Three members of the House of Representatives and three members of the Senate will serve on the conference committee. They will discuss any and all differences between the two chambers’ budget proposals...Read more →