Advocacy news via the Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action News:
July 18, 2018
Late tonight, the full House Appropriations Committee met and approved funding for the National Endowment for the Arts at $145 million for FY 2018. While we’re still gathering details of the meeting, this completes the U.S. House committee consideration...Read more →
On July 17, Governor Charlie Baker signed off on House Bill 3800, the budget for Fiscal Year 2018.
Among the budget line items Baker vetoed (by reducing or zeroing out completely) were ones MALC has been tracking:
Massachusetts Cultural Council – 0640-0300 – Reduced by $1,875,000 to $12,075,699.
Center for the Book – 7000-9508...Read more →
~ Arts Action Alert via the Americans for the Arts
July 12, 2017
Today, the U.S. House Interior Appropriations Committee advanced a bill to provide funding for our nation’s natural and cultural resources, proposing $145 million to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for FY2018. This is a $5 million...Read more →
Dig in and participate!
July 12 is the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers...Read more →
Call-to-Action via the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network:
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee approved a bill with a rider that would significantly weaken enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, vital language in U.S. tax code that...Read more →
Next week the State House Joint Committee on Revenue will hold a hearing and one key bill MALC is following is on its list to be heard!
House Bill 1642-An Act relative to artistic contributions is sponsored by Representative Chris Walsh. The hearing is open to the public and written...Read more →
Among the numerous punishing items to 99% of Americans in the newly released White House FY2018 budget (many in direct contradiction to his campaign promises) is an allocation of funding necessary only for expenses needed to carry out the dissolution of our key federal cultural organizations.
(via the Americans for the Arts, May 23, 2017)Read more →
Film & Television Incentive at Risk
Email and Call YOUR State Senator Today!
Members of the State Senate have filed an Amendment (#38) to their...Read more →