Today in The Rainbow Times, Christine Nicco reported on reactions to Gov. Patrick's FY15 budget from AIDS Action, MassBudget, and MASSCreative. In a statement to the press, MASSCreative shares the trend toward funding the arts over the years:
Over the past 25 years, the Commonwealth’s investment in the creative community has declined nearly 60 percent. Twenty-five years ago, the state invested $27 million in the creative community; 10 years ago that investment was $19 million. Today, it stands at $11.1 million and Gov. Patrick’s proposal would bring it to $9.6 million.