Related News: Brownback signs order to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission

February 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

Brownback signs order to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission from the LJWorld.com in Lawrence, Kansas from February 7, 2011.

 

“Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday signed an order to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission and replace it with a private organization to raise funds.

Brownback said the cost-cutting move would save taxpayers $600,000 in the next fiscal year, but the Arts Commission said its elimination would cost the state millions of dollars in lost matching funds and revenue generated by arts and culture.

“As I said in my State of the State speech, the days of ever-expanding government are over,” Brownback said at a news conference where he signed the executive reorganization order.

Brownback said the cut is needed to protect funding of “the core functions of state government.””

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