Missouri To Discontinue Arts Funding?

Missouri Gov. Bob Holden’s proposes to eliminate funding for the state arts council, which “distributed as much as $5 million in the flush year 2001 to organizations as varied as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to the family folk festival in St. Joseph, Mo. Holden proposes that the council pay for arts programs by dipping into the Missouri Cultural Trust, a state savings account that matches private donations with public money.”