Arts Funding Suffers As States Face Budget Shortfalls The economic downturn forces state officials to slash budgets for many government-funded services. New Jersey, one of 40 states in which funding for the arts is expected to plummet, become the third state to propose eliminating arts spending entirely. Joel Rose of member station WHYY reports.

Arts Funding Suffers As States Face Budget Shortfalls

Arts Funding Suffers As States Face Budget Shortfalls

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The economic downturn forces state officials to slash budgets for many government-funded services. New Jersey, one of 40 states in which funding for the arts is expected to plummet, become the third state to propose eliminating arts spending entirely. Joel Rose of member station WHYY reports.