Friday, March 26, 2010

Florida Senate Panel Makes Partial Restoration of Library Funding

Link to March 26 Miami Herald article, "Florida Senate Panel Approves $70 Billion State Budget".

Excerpt:   The Senate Ways and Means Committee approved a nearly $70 billion budget Thursday after fortifying it with $880 million in hoped-for federal stimulus money from Washington.

The money would enable senators to reduce or avoid unpopular cuts to healthcare and education programs, and would restore $15 million of the $21 million cut in state aid to libraries.

The extra federal money could free up about $600 million in state tax money to bolster state programs.

Related articles

$500,000 "Placeholder" Keeps Florida Library Funding Alive -- Barely.  (3/17/2010)

Florida's $21.2 Million Aid to Public Libraries on Chopping Block. (3/12/2010)

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