Eye On Olympia

TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2009, 6:51 P.M.

An impassioned plea for arts funding in a time of cutting…

Here's an audio excerpt from the Senate Ways and Means Committee earlier today. The bill being discussed is SB 6051, which extends a state law steering part of King County's hotel/motel tax to museums and other arts and heritage programs.

Committee chairwoman Margarita Prentice's advice to the panel: "Keep it brief, get to the point, and remember, we're about dollars and cents here." The audio recording picks up shortly after that.

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