Florida Lawmakers Vote To Slash Arts Funding

Florida’s Senate votes to zero out state arts funding. “Gov. Jeb Bush in January recommended slashing more than 50 percent from last year’s $27.9 million funding for the arts. The House also voted unanimously Tuesday for its budget, which offers only slightly better prospects: $6,115,000 in state funding for museums, arts in education, cultural program support and other programs. In the next two and a half weeks, Senate and House committees will work out a compromise budget to send to Bush.”