José M. Serrano's posts related to Arts And Culture

Statement from Senator Serrano Re: Cuts to NYSCA in Governor Paterson’s $620 Million Gap Closing Plan

"As Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, I am extremely troubled by Governor Paterson's most recent financial plan for the State. New York must grow out of this recession, and the Governor's proposed cuts to the New York State Council on the Arts, an agency that helps cultivate tourism and culture in our communities, is not a step in the right direction. 

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Statement from Senator José M. Serrano Re: Alleged Misuse of Public Funds at the New York State Theatre Institute

"The recent report by the Inspector General alleging misdeeds within the administration of the New York State Theatre Institute has brought to light issues that are very troubling. "As Chair of the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks & Recreation, I have seen, first-hand, the positive role the Arts play in New York's communities, and as a strong Arts supporter, I find these serious allegations extremely disturbing.

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Meeting of Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee- April 21, 2010

The Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation met on April 21, 2010 to discuss State Parks, Historic Sites, and Tourism.

Serrano and Bing Successful in Push for Arts Education Committee

State Senator José Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblymember Jonathan Bing (D-Manhattan) today applauded the Department of Education and Panel for Education Policy for implementing their legislation to establish an Arts Advisory Committee for New York City public schools.  The Serrano/Bing bill (S. 6105/A. 9134) which passed the State Senate in 2009, creates an advisory committee to advise the Chancellor on arts education and to work to improve compliance with State arts education requirements.

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