November 15 update House committee passed tax reform bill | tax code changes expected to affect creative sector | no movement on federal appropriation for NEA | state budget at discussion level | Creative Network Summit outcomes
October 18 update FY2018 federal budget not yet passed | doubling standard deduction threatens nonprofit giving | first drafts of state budget begin | Creative Network Summit approaching
September 20 update NEA recommended budget remains $145m | charitable giving deduction scrutinized, Giving100 Campaign developed | Creative Network Summit date November 8 and 9
August 17 update NEA recommended budget remains $145m | charitable contributions and Artist-Museum Partnership Act may be included in tax reform | Karen Mittelman to lead Arts Council | advocate locally
July 19 update $5M cut to NEA and NEH recommended | Summit November 8 and 9 | advocating in summer months
June 8 update President's budget calls for deep cuts to NEA | Leahy introduces Artist-Museum Partnership Act | Governor Scott vetoes state budget | advocating in summer months
May 12 update federal budget increases NEA funding | state appropriation level funded | Results-Based Accountability included in Council's strategic plan | advocating outside the legislative session
April 12 update federal budget still hanging | state budget through senate committee, Alex Aldrich stepping down | national arts advocacy day in review | what you can do
March 14 update federal budget news approaching | state budget news approaching | arts advocacy day approaching | what you can do
February 2017 update status of funding for NEA still in question | national arts advocacy day coming | state arts advocacy day review | what you can do
January 2017 update elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts proposed | Vermont Arts Advocacy Day is February 3, 2017 | Council begins testimony and legislative meetings
January 2017 welcome 2017 agenda | actions | advocacy tools available | national update | Vermont Arts Advocacy Day | National Arts Advocacy Day
May 2016 Vermont legislative session ends | report on federal state funding levels | report on advocacy agenda
April 10, 2016 (call to action) call for support of Governor's budget and funding for Creative Network
April 2016 recap Council's advocacy and research agendas
March 28, 2016 (call to action) take part in Arts Advocacy Day
March 2016 in-person efforts at federal and state level outlined
February 2016 federal budget and Every Student Succeeds Act announced | status of state budget | bill to establish Creative Network introduced
January 2016 federal support for arts strong | advocacy agenda outlined
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