Thanks to all for making your voices heard!
House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register
Washington, D.C. — The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695). This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob...Read more →
(Boston, MA) – The state House of Representatives approved a budget yesterday that would cut funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council by nearly $2 million for the coming fiscal year.
The House budget plan would fund Mass Cultural Council...Read more →
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Amendment #728 was withdrawn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 →