Seven Mayoral Candidates Met at the Nasher to Talk About the Arts — But Talked Mostly About Money

Seven of the city's nine mayoral candidates gathered at the Nasher Sculpture Center on Monday to talk about the arts. As so often happens with politicians, the subject soon turned to money, as in: How do we fund the arts in Dallas?City Council member Scott Griggs emerged as the most outspoken, putting forth a plan to take "a full 15 percent" from the city's "HOT tax," as in revenues gathered from hotels, and apply that to the newly devised Cultural Plan."How will we fund it?" Griggs said. "It's easy. We take 15 percent from HOT ... It's that simple."  Continue reading...

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