||[Jan. 29th, 2004|11:35 am]
So I was confused about what that article said about the NEA budget. The agency's budget it an order of magnitude larger than what I thought it was. Of course, this means the increase Bush is proposing is an order of magnitude smaller, by percentage.|
"The $18 million increase, a 15 percent hike in the NEA's funding, would be the largest in years. Last year, Congress increased the agency's funding to $122.5 million, up from $115.7 million but still well below what the agency received 25 years ago."