DIYA – MA Knowing the Political Players- Part One
Artists of all disciplines can (and should) influence legislation and regulations that impact the artists community and the creative economy. Beneath the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House there are thousands of bills floating around (one of which, the state budget, allocates north of $30...Read more →
The state’s budget process is heating up. In the coming months, funding for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) will be set in place. Debates and deal making will abound, both in the view of the public and behind closed State House doors. Much of this will directly impact the creative sector.
Advocates, citizens, lobbyists, state agencies,...Read more →
In November, Governor Deval Patrick used his “9c” authority to enact emergency budget cuts throughout executive branch agencies.* Here is a link to the letter regarding this cuts he presented to the legislature: http://www.mass.gov/anf/budget-taxes-and-procurement/state-budget/fy15-budget-info/fy15-budget-cut-information/governors-fy15-9c-filing-letter-.html
Last week, Governor Charlie Baker took office and immediately put 9c cuts on the table.Read more →
The state faces a...
The 189th General Court of Massachusetts (the State Legislature) kicked off its two-year legislative session last week. It is abuzz with activity as representatives, senators, and staffers work to file legislation before this Friday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m.
By rule, all bills filed by the third Friday of January in a new legislative session...Read more →
n November 2014, twenty new members were elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and five new members were elected to the State Senate. This Tuesday, these “freshmen” legislators, along with re-elected incumbents, were sworn into the 189th General Court of Massachusetts. Their first act was to elect a Speaker of the...Read more →
The state budget for Fiscal Year 2016 won’t be signed into law until the summer, but budget appropriations are already being penned. The New Year will bring shakeups in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate, as well as the corner office. Our politicians are facing a revenue shortfall, and with local aid on...Read more →
New MALC Blog Series – DIYA – Do It Yourself Advocacy!
ince our founding in July 2008 (http://www.artistsunderthedome.org/MALC_Press_Release.pdf), the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) has worked to keep all artists informed, making them part of the policy conversation in...Read more →