Arts groups largely spared of unallotments

Dominic Papatola
Dominic Papatola
MPR Photo/Jim Bickal

Arts and cultural institutions largely avoided Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget ax--for now. Yesterday, the governor outlined in detail state budget cuts and accounting shifts of almost $2.7 billion.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Morning Edition arts commentator and St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola who explains why arts groups that benefit from state funding don't feel they can breathe easy just yet.

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