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Kansas Governor Eliminates State's Arts Funding

First Posted: 06/01/11 06:11 PM ET Updated: 08/01/11 06:12 AM ET

While many Americans on Saturday were enjoying the start of the Memorial Day weekend, Kansans were gaining the dubious distinction of becoming the nation's only citizens to live in a state without an arts agency.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback took the major step of privatizing the arts in Kansas, turning back the clock to a pre-1960s era. The governor erased state funding for arts programs, leaving the Kansas Arts Commission with no budget, no staff and no offices.

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Filed by Travis Korte  |