Hawaii Governor Proposes Major Arts Funding Cut

Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle proposes cutting state arts funding by 61 percent. “The Legislature allocated nearly $1.2 million for the foundation for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Thursday. Lingle’s plan is to reduce that amount by more than $730,000. The foundation, which has taken budget hits since 1994, when it received more than $6 million in state funding, supports more than 110 nonprofit arts organizations.”