Friday, April 23, 2010

Library Funding in Jeopardy

Thank you for taking time to e-mail state legislators to restore NEFLIN's funding. Your e-mails had an impact. The six Florida MLCs, which includes NEFLIN, are now in the state budget at $1.2 million.

However, we still have work to do.

There is still a significant reduction being considered in State Aid to Public Libraries. A reduction will not only affect public libraries but the MLCs and State Library too. Please read the information below from the Florida Library Association and e-mail these legislators now.

Thanks for your support!

Brad Ward, NEFLIN


One Last Library Funding Push in the Legislature - $21.2 Million is Needed to Support Public Libraries and an $8 Million Cut (37%) Has Been Proposed With 3 Days Left to Finish the Budget!

We are embarrassed to ask you to step up one more time and contact the Governor, legislative leadership, and your legislators to support State funding for public libraries but ask you we must. Earlier this week a budget conference committee could not reach agreement about State Aid to Public Libraries funding so the issue goes now Budget Chairs Senator Alexander and Representative Rivera.

When they met Thursday Senator Alexander proposed $13,253,978 or an $8 million (37%) State Aid cut, to the $21.2 million needed and the amount provided this year.

Go to:

Select "Take Action".
Fill out the Required information and select "Send Message".
(Your e-mail will then go to all the legislators who are dealing with this issue.)

Thank you for all your help!

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