A new state budget process is nigh.
MassCreative, a grassroots organization devoted to strengthening our creative community through advocacy and empowerment, is asking folks to sign a petition urging Governor Deval Patrick to restore the Commonwealth’s investment in the arts and cultural community. The Commonwealth’s investment in the creative community this year is less than HALF of what is was a decade ago.
2,900+ people have already signed the petition. How ’bout you?
The release of the Governor’s budget is the first step in the annual state budget process. The House and Senate will release their own budget recommendations in April and May, respectively. The two chambers must then agree on a budget before sending it back to the Governor for final approval before the new fiscal year begins July 1.