Good for House and Senate budget negotiators for agreeing to $700,000 in state funding for the new Creative Arts Industries Commission. But Gov. Sam Brownback needs to not veto the funding this time. The $700,000 will enable the commission to hire some staff and begin repairing the damage caused when Brownback vetoed state funding last year, which also led to the loss of about $1.2 million in federal and regional arts grants.
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