Press release by Artist Rights Watch, July 20, 2017:
@repjerrynadler: Reps. Nadler, @DarrellIssa Pre-1972 Copyright Fix with Introduction of CLASSICS Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) of the House Judiciary Subcommittee for Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet introduced bipartisan legislation to close a...Read more →
Massachusetts Cultural Council press release:
July 19, 2017
On Monday Governor Charlie Baker vetoed a line in the state budget that funds the Mass Cultural Council, cutting its allocation by 14 percent to just over $12 million.
Earlier this month the state Legislature voted overwhelmingly to fund the arts, humanities, and sciences through Mass...Read more →
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 →
This afternoon, July 17, 2017, Governor Baker announced his signing of House Bill 3800, the budget for FY2018.
To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives,
Pursuant to Section 5 of Article 63 of the Amendments to the Constitution, we are today signing House Bill 3800, “An Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year...Read more →
News via the Massachusetts Cultural Council:
Legislature’s Final State Budget Funds Arts & Culture at Current Levels
July 7, 2017
The state Legislature approved a budget today that will support the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council at current levels of just under $14 million.
Faced once again with sluggish revenue growth, the Governor...Read more →
This morning, the Conference Committee released its budget which will be voted on this afternoon by the Massachusetts House and Senate. Lawmakers can not change this budget or add amendments to it. They can vote yes, no, or abstain from voting on it.
To view the Conference Committee budget and see what amendments made it...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 →