New Jersey Artists Protest Cuts

New Jersey’s arts council says that Gov. James McGreevey’s proposal to cut the state’s arts budget by 50 percent rather than eliminating it is not enough. “Of the cuts McGreevey made in the budget – which include social service programs and higher education – the loudest outcry has been from arts groups, who have made daily pleas at performances, waged letter writing campaigns and sent a barrage of e-mails to lawmakers.”