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Breaking: Arts Funding Restored!

On January 16, the SC Senate voted 44-0 to OVERRIDE Veto #24: Arts Commission, restoring $350,000 in Arts Commission funding for grants, professional development, and rural arts development across South Carolina. Funds were vetoed by Governor Henry McMaster back in June of 2017. The SC Legislature opted to take up votes on all of the […]


House Overrides Veto! Senate Up Next.

On their first day back in session, the SC House voted 101-9 to OVERRIDE Veto #24 – Arts Commission. Veto #24 eliminated $350,000, allocated for grants, from the SC Arts Commission’s current budget. Now the Veto heads to the Senate (most likely January 11) for a vote. A 2/3 majority is required to override a […]

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Gov. McMaster Proposes Level Arts Funding in FY2019

On January 8, Gov. Henry McMaster released his proposed FY2019 Executive Budget (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019). This budget represents the priorities the Governor sets for the year. While the Legislature ultimately writes and passes a budget, the Governor always proposes their own version of the budget to encourage legislators to set budget […]