A story in Sunday's editions by Colin Dabkowski took a look at how Erie County's arts and cultural grants have weathered the political changes in the county.
Here's a visualization that shows how the county grant money has been spread out to non-profit organizations since 1996 – including the county's "red-green" budget crisis of 2004-2005.
See Colin Dabkowski's full story here: Politics change, but Erie County cultural funding has rarely wavered.
Search the entire database of county arts and cultural funding since 1996 here: BN DataBuff, Grants to arts and cultural organizations from Erie County since 1996.
--Denise Jewell Gee