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Speak Up for NYS Library Aid 1-2017

Pre-Executive Budget Blast


NYS Library Aid FY 2017-2018 - Needs Your Support! Governor Cuomo is finalizing his Executive Budget proposal, and NOW is the time to SPEAK UP FOR LIBRARY FUNDING! We have not gotten any assurances that library funding is secure. In 2014, Governor Cuomo cut $4M in library aid as a negotiating tactic with the legislature. Library aid is again subject to these same negotiating tactics. The $4M in extra funding we worked so hard to get during this year’s budget is uncertain at best. This is unacceptable. TAKE ACTION NOW and tell the Governor that library aid should be INCREASED, not CUT. State Education Law mandates Library Aid be $102.6M for the upcoming year – current funding of $95.6M is inadequate, let alone a cut back. NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Take a few seconds - tell Governor Cuomo NO MORE CUTS TO LIBRARY FUNDING!