• Posts Tagged ‘MALC’

    Important recap of the FY17 House Budget & MCC House Budget Amendment

    by  • April 28, 2016 • DIYA, Legislation, News

    One of MALC’s key goals, in addition to advocacy, is to educate those who are advocating about how the legislative processes work. By understanding the process, your voice will be effectively heard and you will gain the trust of your legislative representatives.

    A case-in-point is the recent House budget decision to cut funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council....

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    Important House Budget Update: MCC funding

    by  • April 27, 2016 • DIYA, Issues, News

    Unfortunately, the amendment to fund the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) to $17 million did NOT pass. See Amendment #344 for line item 0640-0300:
    https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H4200/Amendment/House/I/Text

    As you may recall, the Governor level-funded the MCC at $14 million in his FY2017 Budget, while the House Budget proposed funding for the MCC at $10 million (a four million...

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    How To Watch The MA House Budget Debate

    by  • April 25, 2016 • DIYA, Events, Legislation, News

    House budget debate begins today!

    Today, the House is slated to start its debate on the proposed House budget at 10am. When either the House or Senate is in what is called “formal session”, the State House, by law, needs to remain open to the public. This means if the debate goes into the late...

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    Act by Noon today to urge your State Representative to cosponsor House Budget amendments for libraries and the MCC!

    by  • April 15, 2016 • Calls to Action, DIYA, Issues, Legislation, News

    Act by NOON today to restore funding for the libraries and the Mass Cultural Council!

    Please contact your state representative and request that he or she be a cosponsor of:

    • The Atkins amendment to increase the funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council to $17 million – budget line item 0640-0300:

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