Mississippi Arts Commission Survives

The Mississippi Arts Commission is on track to survive as a stand-alone state agency.
Two bills that died Tuesday proposed dissolving the arts commission into Mississippi Development Authority.
The change was pushed by republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who said arts promotion should be handled by the agency that pursues jobs and promotes tourism.
Arts advocates said the change would hurt a small-budget commission that has a big impact on artists and students.
It’s unclear whether other bills could be rewritten later to dissolve the commission.

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