House Appropriations Committee Recommends $154 Million for NEA

House Appropriations Committee Recommends $154 Million for NEA

Tue, 04/12/2011 (All day)

House of Representatives Americans for the Arts reported that the House Appropriations Committee has released their Continuing Resolution (CR) for the remainder of this fiscal year.  The CR includes $154.7 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, a cut of $13 million from the previ

Budget & Finance Special Meeting, 4/4

Budget & Finance Special Meeting, 4/4

Thu, 03/31/2011 (All day)
Advocacy Team (if applicable): 

LA City HallThe Los Angeles City Council Budget & Finance Committee will hold a special meeting at 6:30pm on Monday, April 4th, to discuss the City's financial status and any projected shortfalls for the coming year.  The meeting provides an opportunity for stakeholders to learn more about the City's fiscal projections, and to provide public testimony related to the proposed budget if desired.

Governor Ends Talks for Tax Extension Measure

Governor Ends Talks for Tax Extension Measure

Wed, 03/30/2011 (All day)

Governor Jerry Brown, arts supporterGovernor Brown has halted budget negotiations, citing a lack of agreement between Democrat and Republican legislators.  Despite efforts by many statewide groups, local agencies, and thousands of advocates, Governor Brown was unable to secure bipartisan support for a June tax extension ballot measure.  The measure would have allowed Californians to vote on whether to extend certain taxes to counterac

Mayor Releases Statement in Support of DCA

Mayor Releases Statement in Support of DCA

Mon, 03/21/2011 - 8:40pm

Arts for LA has received the following statement from the Office of the Mayor and the Executive Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Dear Colleagues:

2011/2012 City of LA Budget

Updates on the City of LA Budget Process for 2011/2012

Updated April 22, 2011

Mayor's Budget Recommendations: April 2011

CAO Recommends Major Cuts

CAO Recommends Major Cuts

Sun, 03/20/2011 (All day)
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Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los AngelesLate Friday, March 18th, the Los Angeles' City Administrative Office has issued a series of budget recommendations that include sweeping cuts to city departments, services and expenditures, including Neighborhood Councils, Channel 36, crossing guards, Recreation & Parks and the Department of Cultural Affairs.

California Moving Forward with Deep Cuts

California Moving Forward with Deep Cuts

Thu, 03/17/2011 (All day)

On Wednesday, the California legislature approved billions of dollars in cuts to state services for the upcoming fiscal year, including welfare, care for the developmentally disabled, mental health and early childhood education, in an attempt to reduce the state's $26 billion budget shortfall. 

Unpacking the Advocacy Suitcase

Give Voters the Opportunity to Decide on Tax Extension Measure

Give Voters the Opportunity to Decide on Tax Extension Measure

Thu, 03/03/2011 (All day)

Governor Jerry Brown, arts supporterGovernor Jerry Brown released his 2011-12 Budget last month. The budget proposes deep cuts in state service ($12.5 billion), a shift in some state programs to local control and a proposal to extend tax increases to generate $12 billion in revenue.

Take the LA City Budget Challenge

Take the LA City Budget Challenge

Thu, 03/03/2011 (All day)
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LA City Budget ChallengeThe deadline for the Los Angeles Budget Survey, LABudgetChallenge.lacity.org, has been extended through March 4, 2011 to accommodate the many stakeholders who have not yet had a chance to voice their choice on which City Services to preserve and which will have to take on deeper cuts.