If you're like me and don't have Real Media Player installed on any of the computers you frequent, here's a link to the story in streaming/Windows Media format along with a transcript:
I'll admit to being pleasantly surprised by this news. It's heartening to know that our legislators recognize (at the fiscal level) the value the arts bring to Ohio. I don't find anything unreasonable about the restrictions either, provided those restrictions don't impact Ohio's ability to take advantage of the federal grant money that Julie Henahan referred to (It does make me wonder if similar restrictions regarding administrative costs and disbursements are assigned to other state agencies).
Jeff Rich (Chair, Ohio Arts Council) penned a nice thank you to the Ohio's arts advocates, along with a breakdown of the budget:
More details here: