‘Promises’ Are But Empty Words That Have No Legal Consequence

Or so go the words written by Cole County (MO) Circuit Judge Richard Callahan when ruling on the Kansas City Symphony’s (KCS) lawsuit against Missouri’s General Assembly for failing to provide promised arts funding. The full quote reported by the AP reads “While there are many statutes with seeming ‘promises’ by the Legislature as to how revenues from a particular tax will be spent, these ‘promises’ are but empty words that have no legal consequence.” Does anyone really find this surprising? Apparently, the KCS leadership does…

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2008 Orchestra Website Review: US and Canadian Comparisons

The final article in the 2008 Orchestra Website Reviews will compare US and Canadian results. Both groups made advancements but the Canadians, on average, made greater strides. This article examines exactly which components from each category impacted those improvements the most…

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