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As the official state
agency for the arts, the
Oklahoma Arts Council
leads in the development
and support of a thriving
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11 by Gayle Curry
What the Fiscal Cliff Vote Means to Arts
A last minute agreement between Congress and President Obama means the
federal budget will avoid going over the so-called "fiscal cliff." Had an agreement
not been reached, a series of automatic federal tax and policy changes would have
occured with what economists feared would be negative consequences. Federal
discretionary spending, including funding for the National Endowment for the Arts
(NEA), would have been cut significantly.
So, what does the agreement, and avoidance of the "fiscal cliff," mean for arts
funding and the NEA?
In short, the agreement only delayed a final decision on discretionary spending for
two months. Between now and March 1, 2013, Congress and the president will
negotiate a final agreement on discretionary spending and NEA funding. Now is the
time to learn more about what the fiscal cliff vote means to arts funding.
Click to voice your thoughts to your elected federal representatives.
Resolution: How Can
We Serve You?
As a state government agency, the
Oklahoma Arts Council exists to provide a
valuable service to core constituents and all
Oklahomans. We want to be efficient and
effective in all we do, which means paying
attention to the needs of those we serve.
With the start of the new year, we want to hear about your needs. We want to
know your thoughts on how we may be able to help meet those needs.