In Florida, we will soon be voting on a constitutional amendment that will limit K-12 class sizes . As you can see from last night’s debate , it will take anywhere from $8 to 27 Billion to fund it (depending on which estimate you use) and less than $1 Billion in funding has been proposed . Where will the additional funds come from: anywhere they can get them. First, school budget are going to be stripped to the bone (sort of like the two examples I cited earlier) and then all sorts of other state funding is going to be hit (like funds that go to Higher Education and Public Libraries ). Not a pretty picture if it passes.
The patrons of the Monroe County Library System are about to see some changes (driven completely by financial concerns .)
The budget for the Orcas Island Library has been cut by $20,180 but what will this effect?
Are all the communities that make use of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library paying their fair share ?
I don�t think anybody could say they�re untouchable at this stage. We think we�re in a defensible position. – Charles Bolles of the Idaho State Library
The libraries of Hawaii will be able to operate this year without cutting hours even with a 2 percent budget reduction.
In order to raise money in the face of major budget cuts , the Rochester Public Library may be forced to sell their bookmobile .
The Orcas Island Library has big plans but a new levy is needed to fulfill them.
The future of Berkley Public Library is dependent on the upcoming vote to increase the millage rate.
Due to funding cutbacks, The Bartlesville Public Library has recently implemented a new fee structure .