Commission Vice Chairwoman Kathryn Herzog testified Wednesday during a meeting of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Arts and Cultural Resources. She said commission members are handling administrative chores for the commission.
Legislators are reviewing efforts by Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration to promote the arts after he vetoed state funding for the commission.
Brownback wanted to eliminate the commission and scale back state funding for arts programs. Legislators rejected the plan, keeping the Arts Commission in place, but Brownback vetoed its $689,000 in state funding.
In turn, the federal government and a regional arts alliance cut off their funding.