Florida House Votes To Slash Arts Funding

Florida’s legislature takes its first steps to kill or drastically reduce state arts funding. “The House wants to slash arts funding to $6 million – down from $28 million – while eliminating the Corporations Trust Fund, which comes from a tax on corporations and helps fund Florida arts programs. The Senate would keep the trust but allocates nothing for arts programs. The bill, which passed on a 67-44 vote, was immediately sent to the Senate. It is expected to come into play during budget negotiations.”