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Friday, July 8, 2011

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NationalAssembly of State Arts Agencies

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Executive Director's Column

South Carolina: An Advocacy Success Story

Guest Author: Ken May, executive director, South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts supporters in South Carolina achieved a big victory on June 29, when Governor Nikki Haley's veto of the South Carolina Arts Commission's budget was defeated by a resounding legislative override. NASAA interviewed South Carolina Arts Commission Executive Director Ken May to learn how advocates and legislators attained this success and to get Ken's thoughts on mobilizing arts advocacy in a politically volatile climate. . . .

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Announcements and Resources

News and Current Information

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Legislative Update

Arts Education Future Uncertain

NASAA Legislative Counsel Thomas L. Birch

Though our supporters in Congress often mention the value of the arts in education, these funds are as vulnerable as any others when legislators are looking to slash federal spending and reduce the deficit. The Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act would eliminate some 40 education programs and would permanently repeal the provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that authorize funding each year to the U.S. Department of Education for the Arts in Education program. . . .

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State to State

Showcasing State Arts Agency Ingenuity

Developing cultural districts in Kentucky . . . Preventing meth abuse in Idaho . . .

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