Friday, June 25, 2010

NYLA Legislative Alert - End of Session Nears - Restore Library Aid Cuts

Dear Library Advocate,

The 2010 Legislative Session is drawing to a close and the major outstanding issue to be resolved is funding for schools and libraries. As you know, the Governor proposed a fifth cut in library funding that would reduce Library Aid by $2.4 million to $84.5 million or below 1998 levels. No other part of the Education budget has been cut as many times or as deeply (18% reduction over two years).

The Assembly has proposed restoring $960,000 or 40% of the cut and the Senate has proposed restoring the entire cut.

I urge you to contact your state legislator once again to remind them to resolve their differences and agree on restoration that results in best possible outcome for libraries.

Visit and click on the VOTE button to contact your state legislator.

Posted on behalf of…

Michael J. Borges
Executive Director
New York Library Association

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