NJ Gov. Jon Corzine Set to Slash Arts Funding By 5.2M

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has proposed cutting arts funding in his state to $17.1 million, a drop of $5.2 million that would reduce arts support to 2004 levels.

Peggy McGlone reports in the New Jersey Star Ledger that wrote about Corzine's plan to fund the Arts Council at $14.4 million, or $1.6 million below the minimum amount called for in the Hotel-Motel Occupancy Fee.

The 2003 law created the dedicated source of revenue for the state's theaters, museums, orchestras and dance troupes.

McGlone details that by cutting the funding the state would actually lose money in the taxes it gains from the arts resources, to read her entire report click here.


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