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Last November, voters amended the Minnesota state constitution to raise a sales tax that will, in part, fund the arts. In the wake of that, while addressing the state’s tremendous fiscal shortfall, Gov. Tim Pawlenty has proposed slashing the State Arts Board’s budget, with a goal toward transforming the Arts Board from a state agency into a nonpropfit. All this inspired about 800 artists and arts administrators from throughout Minnesota — with 3-Minute Egg behind them — to descend on the state capitol yesterday for the annual Arts Advocacy Day.