South Carolina Arts Commission Restored

by Laurie Baskin

in Advocacy

Last Friday I wrote that South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley had issued line-item vetoes to the South Carolina budget and had, thereby, eliminated state funding for the arts. I am pleased to report that the arts community in South Carolina engaged in very effective advocacy efforts over the past week, and was successful in getting both Houses of their state legislature to override the Governor’s vetoes. Arts funding and the South Carolina Arts Commission have been restored! It’s great news and testament to the power of arts advocacy!

Congratulations from TCG!


Laurie Baskin is TCG’s Director of Government and Education Programs.