Arts As If You Needed Another Reason to Loathe Tim Eyman
posted by October 13 at 14:18 PMon
His new initiative (I-985) doesn’t just propose to open carpool lanes to all drivers—he’s also after public funding for the arts.
From page 18 of I-985 (.pdf of it here):
Dedicates revenue previous allocated to art to the “reduce traffic congestion account.”
Basically, he’s after the Washington State Arts Commission, which receives a fraction of a percent of money allocated for public building projects. With it, they give grants to organizations like Intiman Theater and the Spokane Symphony.
(Hey all you theater people who worked yourselves into a foaming, gnashing lather over this week’s theater section—how about you summon a little of that energy and help fight I-985. Because if you think The Stranger is an enemy of theater, you haven’t met Tim Eyman yet.)