Column: Governor’s 2014 budget proposal for funding arts makes for better Indiana

A good friend has come up with a good idea. I know it is a good idea, because when he first presented it to me and another friend, both of us were very skeptical. Such is the inevitable fate of good ideas among friends.

So listen to this, and feel free to be skeptical. By the end, you might see this idea as a good one that deserves attention.

According to the 2014 budget submitted by Gov. Mike Pence, the Indiana Arts Commission would receive $3.7 million from the General Fund. That’s approximately 57 cents each for our state’s 6.5 million people.

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