NJ Arts Groups Organizing Protests Against Eliminating Arts Funding

New Jersey arts groups are mobilizing protests in response to Governor James McGreevey’s proposal to eliminate state arts funding. Arts supporters plan a big rally for May 15 – about the time the state legislature is expected to vote on the budget. “A vocal supporter of the arts in the past, McGreevey has expressed regret about the need for his proposal to slash arts funding. He has urged arts leaders to come up with alternatives.”