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President Obama Signs Tax Extenders

Three provisions provide retroactive tax breaks for charitable giving

President Obama Signs “CRomnibus”

$1.1 trillion spending bill keeps arts funding stable

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Massive Spending Bill Awaits President’s Signature

Arts funding remains stable in $1.1 trillion Cromnibus

No Cuts to Arts in Federal Omnibus Bill [UPDATED]

House votes to sustain funds through 2015.

Does Arts Advocacy Matter?

Read some of our behind-the-scenes stories of how Arts Action Fund members moved the needle this year to advance the arts, and you can decide for yourself.

ARTS POLITICOS OF THE WEEK: ELIZABETH GLIDDEN AND KEVIN REICH, MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

If mayors and legislators can use the Minneapolis ordinance as a precedent, dedicated arts funding will spread across the country.

Post-Election Impact on the Arts Update

What a dramatic and historic election night! Here are some of our top-line election results and analysis on the election’s impact on the arts.

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK:  Mary Burke, Gubernatorial Candidate (D-Wi)

Madison School Board Member and Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Mary Burke pledged to restore the draconian multi-million dollar cuts to the arts imposed by incumbent governor Scott Walker.

ARTS POLITICO OF THE WEEK: Paul Davis, Candidate for Governor (D-KS)

Leader Davis, for pledging a restoration of the arts in Kansas and fighting against policies that damage the future of Kansas children, you are the Arts Politico of the Week!