Bravo To KC Symphony For Standing Up For Funding

Why are Missouri arts groups worried about the Kansas City Symphony suing the state for arts funding promised to the arts but never delivered on? “Other arts groups in the state should be thanking the symphony, rather than reacting in fear. Legislation enacted in 1994 called for 50 percent of the income taxes paid by out-of-state athletes and entertainers who worked in Missouri to be put in a trust fund to support the Missouri Arts Council and the arts. The symphony contends in a lawsuit filed last month that the legislature has continually shortchanged the fund.”