Finance Chair Marcus Oshiro will appear on Bob Sandla's public radio show, "The Business of the Arts", airing Sunday, 6:00 p.m., on 88.1 KHPR-FM.
Tune in to a frank discussion on why the legislature was unable to fund grants-in-aid in 2008, and why Oshiro is frustrated by the fact that so many nonprofit organizations are still waiting for the Governor to release grants from 2007. What does this mean for the arts in particular?
On a related matter, the Senate and House leadership will join together to hold a press conference on Thursday, May 29th at 2:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. They'll be urging the Governor to release the 2007 grant-in-aid monies before the lapse date of June 30th. The legislature appropriated $10.1 million in operating funds as nonprofit grants. Only about $2.6 million have been released.