Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, facing a .5 billion budget shortfall, has decided to abolish the Kansas Arts Commission with a private non-profit, run by nine citizens. This will reduce the deficit by a whopping .0012. As of July 1st, the Commission will no longer be the channel through which state and federal grants go to arts organizations. The State will devote $200,000 to support for the new private non-profit.
Governor Brownback said: "Let's do all we can to protect the core functions of government."