The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a rule that would make it legal for employers to pocket their employees' tips, as long as their workers are paid at least the minimum wage. Your comments are needed before February 5. Learn more and share widely!Read more →
Votes are expected on Tuesday, with the President signing the legislation into law soon thereafter. Will you take two minutes now to tell your member of Congress how this will impact you and the arts?Read more →
A single line swap in the Senate tax bill killed low-income artist housing and put developers on the hook to repay earned housing credits since 2008.Read more →
Make your voice heard!The U.S. tax code has encouraged charity, benefiting the millions of Americans who access services provided by nonprofit organizations. Help #ProtectGiving.Read more →
Please act on this important call-to-action about the harmful impact of the newly announced GOP tax bill, H.R. 1, on artists and arts organizations.Read more →
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 →
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 →