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.
$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)