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February 15, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

President’s budget reduces almost all cultural funding

Article originally appeard on The Washington Post website on February 14, 2011 and was written by Jacqueline Trescott.

For the proposed federal budget for fiscal 2012, released Monday, almost all of the agencies and museums that receive government dollars saw their checkbooks trimmed. The budget sent to Capitol Hill by the administration is a starting point for discussions about the merits of government funding for the arts and humanities, as well as the value of initiatives the agencies fund. With some vocal members of the Republican-controlled House targeting the arts as excessive spending, the outcome of the budget requests is unclear. [link to full article]


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