Thursday, October 8, 2009

Update from PA Citizens for the Arts:

Dear Fellow Arts Advocates,
Just a brief update...
Tonight (10/7/09) the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed their version of the FY09-10 Pennsylvania State Budget by a vote of 107-93. HB 1416 as amended includes $11 million for arts grants through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) and $992,000 for administration of the council. These figures match the what was included in Senate Bill 1085 for the PCA. HB 1416 now goes to the Senate for review and a vote. Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi has indicated that the Senate will review the document tomorrow and will take a vote after the review. While this represents a step closer to the end of this 2009 Budget Impasse, the House bill must be approved by the PA Senate and then signed into law by Governor Edward G. Rendell. We will keep you posted as we monitor the Senate's review of HB 1416.
Stay tuned,

Jenny L. Hershour
Managing Director
Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania

1 comment:

Rolfe Bautista said...

It sounds like there is plenty happening with the arts over there :D