The Chronicle of Philanthropy has an article on South Carolina Gov. Gov. Nikki Haley's decision to kill all funding for the state's Arts Commission last week.
Her logic: You want art? Let the private sector pony up. From the article:
Ms. Haley eliminated a combined $9.5-million allocated for the arts agency and the South Carolina Sea Grants Consortium, which helps the state’s universities secure federal money for marine research. She said the state funding was redundant because the schools can seek grants on their own and the private sector can support culture projects.
The article does not say what Haley did not cut. That would be interesting to know.