House committee approves $310,000 for the arts


Funding for the arts gained momentum in the Legislature on Thursday when a House committee agreed to put more into the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission.

The House Appropriations Committee approved adding another roughly $310,000 for the arts, which has seen state funding plummet from about $1.7 million a decade ago. It's now at about $190,000.

The money for the arts was included in the overall $88 million Department of Commerce budget approved for 2020. The money for the arts must still survive the . . .


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