Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ohio Library Council Director on Gov. Kasich's State Budget Cuts

Kasich's budget slashes aid to local governments. (Columbus Dispatch, 3/15/2011)

Excerpt: Doug Evans, director of the Ohio Library Council, said the cuts could have been worse.

"Considering the financial situation of the state and all the discussion about breathtaking cuts, I suggest we are somewhat relieved."

About 250 Ohio libraries rely solely on Ohio's Public Library Fund for their funding, however. For those, Evans said, "It certainly is going to have an impact."

Related articles:
Save Ohio Libraries:  House Bill 318.  (12/12/2009)
Latest library news from Ohio.  (7/11/2009)
Save Ohio Libraries:  Ohioans protest funding cuts.  (6/28/2009)
The public library crisis in Ohio.  (6/24/2009)

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