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.
The next step of...Read more →
The Massachusetts Cultural Council announced four grant opportunity programs for the 2017-18 funding cycle in their most recent Creative Youth News newsletter:
- STARS Residencies
- Big Yellow School Bus
- Local Cultural Council Program
- Creative Youth Development
Read the entire Creative Youth News newsletter to learn about the voices and creators behind these...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 →
(Update from the Massachusetts Production Coalition)
State Senate Budget Debate
Yesterday the State Senate adopted an amendment (#38) to their state budget that proposes...Read more →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
The Senate begins its debate on its proposed budget today!!
Reminder to Advocate!!
There are several key Senate budget amendments that we need people to advocate on: http://artistsunderthedome.org/malc/news/key-senate-budget-amendments-need-advocacy/
MALC’s Guide to Budget Debates and Bundled Legislation
With the Senate budget debate slated to start today- here is a “guide” to...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 →