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Commentary: Arts funding will improve state

For the first time in more than a decade, Michigan is poised to capitalize on its rich cultural resources, once cast aside as nonessential and now recognized as a vital ingredient, key to hastening Michigan's economic comeback and leadership edge.

On Feb. 9, Governor Rick Snyder included $6.15 million in his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs — a $3.6 million increase in state funding — the largest recommended increase since 2002.

It is a momentous step forward. (Read the full article at The Detroit News.)

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