The arts have thrived for centuries and the industry wont just disappear if the Kansas Arts Commission goes through a structural change. With or without the KAC, Kansas has a flourishing arts community.
AFP-Kansas hopes Gov. Brownback vetoes the KAC funding because no one should be compelled to have part of their tax bill fund the tastes of those on an arts commission.
Art is in the eye of the beholder. Some may enjoy Picasso or listening to Beethoven. Others may prefer a Dogs Playing Poker painting.
[img_assist|nid=22822|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=75|height=100]TOPEKA, KAN. The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity released the following statement in response to passage of the FY 2012 Kansas budget, and the end of the 2011 Legislative Session:
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Just a quick note on this Monday morning of the final week of the legislative session in which the House and Senate still appear to be far apart in coming to an agreement on the Fiscal Year 2012 budget.
First the good news.
Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) C.E.O. Tom Thornton resigned under pressure today.
Much credit goes to Gov. Sam Brownback and especially Sen. Susan Wagle who brought to public attention a slew of conflict of interest and other inappropriate behavior by Thornton and others at the KBA.
It is of little surprise the Johnson County District Attorneys office is investigating the KBA.
Wagle is totally vindicated and Kansas taxpayers owe her a big debt of gratitude.
Now the bad news.