July 23, 2024

TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed an order abolishing the Kansas Arts Commission and transferring its responsibilities to the Kansas Historical Society.
Brownback also announced the formation of the Kansas Arts Foundation. Brownback said he will allocate $200,000 to the historical society to transition the arts group into a private organization. The order is attracting fierce opposition. Supporters of the arts in Kansas rallied this afternoon in Topeka in opposition to Brownback’s proposal. They say abolishing the arts commission will cost the state $1.2 million in federal and regional arts funds.
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