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Legislature Increases $$$ to the MA Creative Community

On Monday, July 22, Massachusetts lawmakers passed the FY2020 state budget, which includes a $18 million investment in the Massachusetts arts, cultural, and creative community. This is a $2M increase in funding over last year's $16 million Mass Cultural Council budget and the largest state allocation to the state cultural agency since 2002. The budget now heads to Governor Baker’s desk, where he has 10 days to sign off on the plan.

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