Monday, August 18, 2008

State budget cuts?

The state Legislature is being recalled to Albany on Tuesday by Governor Paterson for a Special Session to consider $1 billion in additional cuts to the 2008-09 State Budget to address the state's fiscal situation. Included in the proposed additional cuts is a 6% reduction in Library Aid (on top of the 2% that was imposed back in the Spring). The library community has already done its fair share in shouldering the burden of the state's fiscal situation and now it is time for others to do their part.

If you have not already done so, please contact your state legislators to urge them to reject further cuts in Library Aid. Visit and click on Contact you Elected Officials button to send a letter today. Thanks for your cooperation.

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