The arts commission was not allocated money in Governor Sam Brownback’s budget because he planned to move it into the Kansas State Historical Society. He created a foundation that he hoped would raise private funds to promote the arts.
Sen. Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick, the chair of the Ways and Means committee, told reporters today that her committee adjusted its budget proposal to allocate $698,000 to the commission.
McGinn said that allocation would be 15 percent less than the $775,000 the commission received last year. Read More