Link to July 26 Lorain (OH) Morning Journal editorial, "Libraries need to become a priority for Ohio lawmakers".
Excerpt: As of 2008, public libraries got 2.22 percent of the state's total general tax revenue. The new funding formula was pushed by public libraries, who wanted to benefit as state funding grew. Unfortunately, the opposite happened as the economy soured. The funding formula for libraries was reduced to 1.97 percent in the new state budget.
For decades, Ohio generously supported its public libraries, and our communities enjoyed libraries that were the envy of the nation.