ArtServe Michigan reviews proposed Michigan Budget
ArtServe Michigan sees some reason to be happy with portions of the Governor's budget proposal.
Sarah Triplett is Director of Public Policy for ArtServe. She says the Governor is proposing a $2,000,000 increase in funding for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
The increase would bring the Council's total budget to just over $10,000,000, a 23 percent boost from the last fiscal year.
Triplett says the Governor is also proposing $25,000,000 in funding for the state's film incentive program - a fifty percent decrease from the last fiscal year.
Triplett says the Governor is starting to understand the way Michigan's economy is affected by the arts, culture and creative industries.