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What South Carolina's Governor Said In Defunding The State's Arts Commission

July 10, 2012

Haley criticized the amount of overhead in the agency's budget, with 30 percent of the funds dedicated to administration, personnel, and operating expenses. "Who would donate to a charity that spent that much money on overhead?" Haley asked. "Instead of taking a command-and-control approach to promoting the arts, we would be better off returning these funds to the public, to let them decide for themselves what artistic endeavors deserve financial support." Charleston Weekly 07/09/12

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