APTS Statement on the President's FY 2012 Budget

WASHINGTON — February 14, 2011 — Today, the President submitted his Fiscal Year 2012 budget to Congress, recommending $451 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for the two-year advance appropriation for FY 2014, an increase of $6 million over FY 2013 funding.

“To be recommended for a funding increase in this time of budgetary challenge is a powerful testament to public broadcasting’s essential contribution to a well-educated, well-informed, cultured and civil society," said APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler.

Butler concluded, “The American people have consistently rated public broadcasting as among the best uses of tax dollars, and on behalf of our 170 million satisfied customers, we say ‘thank you’ to the Obama Administration for this most welcome vote of confidence in the mission of public broadcasting.”

About APTS
The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1979. The mission of APTS is to conduct – in concert with member stations – advocacy, planning, research and communications activities in order to achieve strong and financially sound noncommercial television and advanced digital services for the American people. APTS provides consistent leadership and information that helps our members better accomplish their own missions and goals. APTS promotes the legislative and regulatory interests of noncommercial television stations at the national level through direct advocacy, and grasstops and grassroots campaigns designed to garner congressional support. For more information, visit www.apts.org.