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Editorial: Another reason to resist the arts tax

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09/24/09

Philadelphia Daily News
September 23, 2009

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Eagles fans say they'd pay more to balance budget

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09/23/09

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 21, 2009

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What would a Pennsylvania without arts and culture look like?

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09/08/09

Imagine if the Museum of Art, the Fringe Festival, First Fridays, and Independence Hall were completely wiped off the map.  What would the impact be on the local economy?  What educational opportunities would be lost?

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Future Leadership Program Applications due October 2

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10/01/09

Philadelphia has been chosen as one of six cities to partner with National Arts Strategies to host their new Future Leadership Program. Future Leadership is a pilot program for mid-career arts, culture, and preservation professionals that will help refine leadership skills in preparation to take on top executive positions over the next five to seven years.

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State Legislature's Delay Affects Philadelphia's Cultural Funding

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08/19/09

(Updated August 25) PHILADELPHIA -- On July 30th, Mayor Michael Nutter held a press conference to urge the Pennsylvania General Assembly to take action on legislation that would allow the city to move along with its Five Year Plan and close the $700 million budget gap. He noted that if the two proposed measures were not approved by the legislature and signed by Governor Rendell by August 15, the city would be forced to implement the draconian "Plan C" budget.

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Take Action: Visit your state senator and representative!

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08/13/09

It takes ten visits to legislative offices a day to make a difference in restoring Pennsylvania's cultural funding!

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Why I Choose to Serve

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08/25/09

by Alicia Agnew, Strategic Consultant for the African American Chamber of Commerce

No one would call me an art aficionado. Simply put, I am a fan. I am not an art connoisseur with years of training, education and experience. Simply put, I am an art consumer. Read Alicia's full story.

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Delaware County Legislators Targeted in a "Rally for Pennsylvania Communities"

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08/12/09

(August 11, 2009) -- MEDIA, PA -- In front of the Delaware County Courthouse in downtown Media, a coalition of advocates from the arts, education, disability services, health organizations, and community development organizations gathered to speak out against budget cuts and delays to finishing the state budget in Harrisburg.

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Mayor Nutter to Harrisburg: We Don't Want A "Plan C"

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08/06/09

(July 30) PHILADELPHIA -- Today, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter took a tough stance on the General Assembly's inaction to pass two measures that would allow the city to move along with its Five Year Plan and close the $700 million budget gap.

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