Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 11:03 am
After a 13-day impasse, the Ohio legislature sent a new state budget to the governor yesterday.
The budget includes a cut to Ohio's Public Library Fund (PLF) in the amount of $84.3 million over the next two years. The cut is substantially less than the approximate $227.3 million cut proposed by Gov. Ted Strickland on June 19 but will still have a significant impact on the services provided by Ohio's public libraries.
The following is excerpted from a press release issued by the Ohio Library Council:
Article in the Columbus Dispatch:
Final bill passes with wealth of grumbling