Arts Desk

Proposed Republican Spending Cuts Would Wipe Out NEA, NEH

At Slate, Dave Weigel breaks down the Republican Study Committee's proposal to cut $2.5 trillion from the federal budget over 10 years. Two points of interest for the arts: The RSC recommends cutting $167.5 million from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. That means cutting the entire fiscal year 2010 appropriation for both agencies. The proposal also targets the Save America's Treasures Program for $25 million, which is also its entire FY 2010 appropriation.

Other points of interest specific to the District: slashing the federal subsidy for WMATA ($150 million) as well as federal assistance to the District ($210 million).

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