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Friday, April 21, 2006

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NationalAssembly of State Arts Agencies

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Executive Director's Column

NASAA Executive Director Jonathan Katz

I hope you have had a chance to review the results of the legislative research NASAA recently conducted with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Thanks to our partnership with NCSL and to sponsorship from the Altria corporation, NASAA had a unique opportunity to study what matters most to a national sample of state legislators.

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

American Society on Aging Publishes NASAA State Spotlight; Indiana Executive Director Resigns; MatchBook.org, a Comprehensive Online Cultural Marketplace, Launched March 1; NASAA CEO Honored; 2006 NASAA Award Nominations Open

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Legislative Update

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

Congressional response to the Presidentís FY 2007 budget proposing a funding freeze or cuts in most domestic discretionary spending is beginning to take shape. The Senate and House have begun work on the budget resolution which will serve as a blueprint for the appropriations bills setting the final funding levels for federal programs for the fiscal year starting October 1, 2006. The politics of this yearís budget reflect the legislatorsí frustration with the Presidentís call for spending cuts in the face of their own desire to maintain support for popular programs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My agency receives an annual Partnership Agreement award from the National Endowment for the Arts. If we secure an extension on that grant, we get extra time to submit my Final Descriptive Report (FDR) information to the NEA and NASAA, right?

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Did You Know?

State Arts Agencies Manage Approximately 650 Grant Programs Each Year

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