Protests Over Philly Arts Cuts

Philadelphia cultural leaders are protesting the mayor’s plans to cut $4.4 million of cultural funding. “The city now spends just 12 cents per $100 on the city’s arts and cultural sector, which in turn supports 11,000 jobs, generates more than $560 million in regional spending and returns $6.5 million in city tax revenue, according to a 1998 Pennsylvania Economy League study.”