Nonetheless, for the sake of discussion, I can report that the President did ask for a slight increase in the budgets of the National Endowments for the Arts and for the Humanities. Each one, as usual, would get the same amount: $154,255,000 — including a one-time $3 million request to facilitate their moves from the Old Post Office building. You didn’t know about that? That’s a whole different story.
The total minus that allocation is a 3.6% increase over the current year’s allocations.
Next, you can bet, comes a whole lot of talking and postponing.