Arts for Colorado played a very active role at the capitol this year alongside lobbyist Brandeberry-McKenna. The current level of funding for the Colorado Creative Industries division was successfully maintained at its current level for the 2017-2018 year as there were no public discussions of any cuts to the budget. As the budget climate tightens due to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), Arts for Colorado will actively be involved in the budget process for next year. TABOR is a constitutional amendment designed to restrain growth in government. TABOR places limits on how much revenue the state can keep and spend, sometimes forcing lawmakers to make budget cuts. To find more information on TABOR, please visit here.
Brandeberry-McKenna, on behalf of Arts for Colorado, actively engaged with and supported three pieces of legislation this session.
SB17-107 (Reward Access To Arts Education In Public Schools) was sponsored by Senator Michael Merrifield and Representative Barbara McLachlan. This bill would have created an additional performance indicator that measured the degree to which more »