Contribute to the C.A.C. with Your State Taxes

Contribute to the C.A.C. with Your State Taxes

Fri, 01/20/2012 (All day)

California Arts Council Tax Check OffDuring this tax season, an easy way to support the arts in California is to contribute to the Arts Council Fund while filing your annual state tax return.

Update: SB789 Passes Out of Appropriations Committee

Update: SB789 Passes Out of Appropriations Committee

Tue, 01/17/2012 (All day)

CAAEThe California Alliance for Arts Education has reported that SB 789 (Price) has passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the first step toward consideration by the full State Senate.  Over 589 advocates used CAAE's online action center to contact Senator Kehoe, Chair of

Charitable Giving Deductions At Risk

Charitable Giving Deductions At Risk

Fri, 11/18/2011 (All day)

CAAFrom our state partner, California Arts Advocates: The Supercommittee of Congress is looking at changing itemized deductions (which would include the charitable giving incentive).

Late Filers: Contribute to the Arts Council Fund

Late Filers: Contribute to the Arts Council Fund

Mon, 10/03/2011 (All day)

California Arts CouncilIf you plan to file a 2010 state tax return for the later filer deadline of October 17th, 2011, please consider checking the Voluntary Contribution box to contribute $1 or more to the California Arts Council.  According to the CAC, the total con

Action Alert: Encourage Gov. Brown to Support Arts Education

Action Alert: Encourage Gov. Brown to Support Arts Education

Tue, 09/20/2011 (All day)

California Alliance for Arts EducationTake action today to encourage Governor Jerry Brown to stand up for arts education in California.  California Alliance for Arts Education has distributed an Action Alert regarding two bills, AB 1330 and SB 547.  The Governor may take action on these bills as

Update on California Redevelopment Agencies

Update on California Redevelopment Agencies

Fri, 07/01/2011 (All day)

Westlake TheatreTwo bills in the California assembly, AB1-26 and AB1-27, propose to eliminate redevelopment agencies unless they contribute a total of $1.7 billion in tax money generated by new developments to the state, to be used for schools and public safety. Governor Jerry Brown has been a proponent for dismantling the state's roughly 400 local redevelopment agencies, citing examples of mismanagement of redevelopment funding. 

Informational Hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts

Informational Hearing of the Joint Committee on the Arts

Tue, 06/21/2011 (All day)

Senator Curren D. Price, CAThe California legislature's Joint Committee on the Arts, chaired by Senator Curren D. Price, will convene an Informational Hearing to examine "The Ongoing Threat of Piracy and Counterfeiting to California’s Economy" at Paramount Pictures (Sherry Lansing Theatre), 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, this Friday, June 24th from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

California Draft Redistricting Maps Released

California Draft Redistricting Maps Released

Fri, 06/10/2011 (All day)

WeDrawTheLinesThe California Citizens Redistricting Commission has released draft maps for new California legislative districts, available for download at wedrawthelines.ca.gov.  The four maps outline proposed new Congressional, Assembly, State Senate and Board of Equalization

Update on State Budget Talks

Update on State Budget Talks

Fri, 06/10/2011 (All day)

California budget processThe California legislature has resumed budget negotiations for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, with three-month tax extensions as the main point of contention between Democratic and Republican lawmakers.  Temporary tax rates adopted in 2008 will expire this July 1st, decreasing the state's revenue stream and prompting some school districts and other state-supported agencies to adopt 'doomsday budgets' and begin layoffs.&n

Local Meetings for CA Redistricting Process

Local Meetings for CA Redistricting Process

Tue, 04/12/2011 (All day)

We Draw the Lines California, Re-Districting CommissionThe California Citizens Redistricting Commission is holding a series of Public Input Meeting statewide to gather stakeholders' thoughts on the redistricting process.  Attend a meeting in the LA area from April 27th-30th to provide input into how the Commission will draw the boundaries of your community for representation by elec

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