Friday, February 18, 2011
What's the Matter With Kansas?
The Kansas Arts Commission is under fire from our new Governor. If he gets his way, Kansas would be the only state in the Union without an Arts Commission.… not necessarily something to brag about. Senator Roger Reitz, a Republican from Manhattan, is presenting a resolution that would override the Governor's proposal. Reitz is presenting his resolution in Topeka on Thursday, March 3, for the Federal and State Affairs Committee, at 10:30am in Room 144-S. For the Kansas Arts Commission to remain active, this resolution must pass the Senate. Kansas Citizens for the Arts hopes that many of us will make the trip to have our voices heard.
Here' a great audio overview of the situation, including an interview with Sen. Reitz, from Public Radio International's Studio 360:
If you're a Kansan, please consider contacting your lawmakers in support of Reitz's resolution and also showing your support by attending Arts Day at the Capitol on March 3rd.