Update: The NY State Budget and Public TV

April 6th, 2009

from: Neal Shapiro, President & CEO, WNET.org

The New York State budget for 2009-2010 is now officially adopted and signed into law. While the new budget still contains a reduction in funding for public broadcasting, it is a much smaller cut than originally proposed – 20 percent instead of 50 percent.

Your emails and phone calls to New York legislators and to Governor Paterson had a tremendous impact. Indeed, more than 15,000 emails alone were sent on behalf of public broadcasting.

Your voice and the voices of thousands of others were not only heard, but you were listened to by our lawmakers!

Thank you.