Pasadena Star-News: Gov. Brown Restores $1 Million in Funding to Pasadena Playhouse

Wednesday, May 10 2017

Four months ago, Gov. Jerry Brown took back $1 million in funding promised to the Pasadena Playhouse as part of a budget-balancing move, sending the theater company scrambling for loans to pay for ongoing renovations to the 93-year-old building.

“Essentially, the carpet got pulled out from under them,” said state Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge. “I pressed upon the governor to make good on last year’s commitment. I’m very pleased the governor responded to that request.”

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