Stephen Koranda http://nwpr.org en Kansas Arts Budget Restoration Builds Goodwill http://nwpr.org/post/kansas-arts-budget-restoration-builds-goodwill Last year, Kansas became the first state in the nation to completely eliminate arts funding. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has always said he supports the arts, but when the state was facing a tight budget, he said Kansas needed to cut back.<p>"As we look to grow Kansas' economy and focus state government resources to ensure the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars, we must do all we can to protect the core functions of state government," he said.<p>Eliminating state funding last year affected hundreds of arts organizations. Sat, 09 Jun 2012 20:55:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 9752 at http://nwpr.org Kansas Arts Budget Restoration Builds Goodwill