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Governor Shuts Down South Carolina Arts Commission

Here we go again… On Friday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley vetoed the South Carolina Arts Commission’s budget. This is the third year in a row for such a veto, two by Governor Haley and one by former Governor Sanford. It should be noted that prior to Governor Sanford’s veto, he systematically cut the Commission’s […]

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South Carolina Arts Funding Veto Overturned by Legislature

Since South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley threatened funding for the state arts commission early in the budget process this year, it wasn’t a surprise when she used her proverbial red veto pen to cut funding yesterday. In anticipation, the South Carolina Arts Alliance had already been lobbying the legislature to overturn Gov. Haley’s veto as […]

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Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski Receives Americans for the Arts’ Leadership Award

Americans for the Arts, a leading national arts advocacy organization awarded Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski its prestigious Public Leadership in the Arts Award. In making the award, Americans for the Arts cited Governor Kulongoski’s “leadership in establishing the CHAMP program and for his support of the merger of the fledgling Oregon Cultural Trust with the Oregon Arts Commission to ensure that the Trust survived its infancy.”

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