Florida governor Ron DeSantis has had a busy Miami Artwork Week, taking part within the fourth Republican presidential debate on Wednesday evening and releasing his proposed state funds for 2024-25 on Tuesday.
Whereas the subject of artwork didn’t come up within the former, it options fleetingly within the latter. In response to rising situations of antisemitism, he’s proposing $600,000 in state funding for the Florida Holocaust Museum and offering $10m for museums and different non-profits to beef up their safety. And, underneath the auspices of an initiative dubbed “Freedom Summer season”, he proposed a gross sales tax vacation between Memorial Day and Labor Day, waiving state gross sales tax on cultural expenditures like admission to museums and tickets to performances.
To make sure, the funds additionally bolsters his hard-right credentials—he’s additionally looking for $5m to proceed transporting undocumented migrants to California and Massachusetts.