General budget cuts, public art.
I have made suggestions and written proposed legislation and have not received a thumbs up or "it stinks" comment back. Making suggestions seems like throwing ideas down a hole. I really believe that art committees are out of touch with political realities related to funding.
Minimally, I tried. In fact trying to be associated with the state art commission here in Arizona ends up being on their mailing list and receiving no comments back on proposals and concerns. The Tucson association seems to be more active.