Lawmakers move to add arts funding


Lawmakers are moving to put more money into the arts after years of funding cuts that saw the dismantling of the Kansas Arts Commission.

A budget committee this week agreed to put about $300,000 more into the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, bringing the total to about $500,000 for fiscal year 2020.

The committee's action is just the first of many steps before more funding becomes a certainty. It would still need to be approved by the full House Appropriations Committee and then both chambers.

The money would come from operating funds for the Commerce Department, which . . .


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