The House FY18 Budget debate has now ended.
The remaining two amendments/line items MALC is following were grouped into the category: Labor and Economic Development and were bundled/voted on in-Consolidated “I”*
Representative Cory Atkins filed the following amendments for the tourism and the Massachusetts Cultural Council:
Amendment #6 for line item 0640-0300 for the Massachusetts Cultural Council...Read more →
(This post was updated at 3pm April 25th)
MALC is actively following the House Budget Debate and tracking the progress of several amendments.
You can track amendments via this link:
Watch budget debate in person at the State House or via the web (note you can watch the debates from yesterday’s...Read more →
(via the Illustrators Partnership of America)
Artists and advocates should act now to protect the future of copyright!
Congress is considering a new bill to change the way the head of the Copyright Office is appointed. It scheduled for a Rule’s Committee meeting today and will likely be voted on by the House in the next few days. From there...Read more →
UPDATE (Monday evening 4.24.17):
Amendment #465 was rejected
Amendment #728 was withdrawn
Thank you to everyone who contacted their representative!!
From our Friends at Save MA Films Jobs:
This week the Massachusetts House of Representative is debating the state budget.
Opponents of the film & tv production incentive program have filed 2 amendments to attack...Read more →
MALC’s Guide to Budget Debates and Bundled Legislation
With the House budget debate slated to start today- here is a “guide” to better understanding the debate process, how to watch the House budget debate, and “bundled legislation”:
HOW TO WATCH THE BUDGET DEBATE:
Today, the House is slated to start its debate on...Read more →
On Monday April 24th -the Massachusetts House begins debate on its FY18 Budget. MALC is actively following the Commonwealth’s FY18 budget process. We watch for several “line items” in the budget- the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), funding to our libraries, tourism funding, and the film tax credit program. We also monitor what is filed in the “outside”...Read more →
On March 21, 2017, Arts Advocacy Day, Americans for the Arts announced the re-introduction of the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act whose programs will serve to help the creative economy prosper in every form that impacts our culture.
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) re-introduced S.661 in the Senate, and...Read more →
Time is very short (Thursday noon) to ask your state representative to sign on to amendments currently submitted by concerned legislators to restore much needed arts, humanities and science funding to the proposed FY2018 budget.
Find out how to make that call/email here:
This important step is necessary so that amendments attached to the FY2018 budget to...Read more →