Iowa State Legislators Want To Raid State’s Culture Fund To Cover State Budget Shortfall

“The Iowa Cultural Trust fund is on the chopping block as state lawmakers strive to cover a shortfall in the state budget for the fiscal year that ends in June. A tentative budget agreement would take the entire $6 million in the fund, and use it to offset cuts to a range of state agencies. The fund was established in 2002.   Lawmakers over time have appropriated money for the fund, with interest used for matching grants to artists and arts organizations.”

SOURCE: ArtsJournal – Read entire story here.

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