• Senate Budget Update & Next Steps of the Process

    by  • May 26, 2017

    Last night the State Senate finished its debate on all the proposed amendments and passed its budget.

    Some good news: Amendment #694 Massachusetts Public Art Program was passed.  This amendment, if it makes through the budget committee process and a potential governor’s veto) would establish a state wide percent for public art program.

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    FY2018 Trump Budget to Fund Closure of Key Federal Cultural Agencies

    by  • May 25, 2017

    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.

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    Update from Yesterday’s Senate Budget Debate

    by  • May 24, 2017

    As MALC reported yesterday, Amendment #38 – the anti-film tax credit amendment- was adopted (the vote was 29 to 3). Also yesterday, the Senate rejected the two library amendments MALC was following: #227 & #230.  Still awaiting a vote is Amendment #694 to establish a percent for public art program for the Commonwealth. The Senate...

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    The Anti-Film Tax Credit Senate Budget Amendment Was Adopted

    by  • May 23, 2017

    Unfortunately, Amendment #38- the anti-film tax credit amendment was adopted this afternoon (May 23rd).  Thank you to all who made calls. The next step is the conference committee for this issue and the House is in clear opposition to such an amendment so its fate is not sealed.

    The Senate Budget debate continues. To see...

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