November 18, 2017

California Librarians Say Brown’s Budget Proposal Undermines Core Principles

Since California Governor Jerry Brown proposed in January a state budget with no funding for libraries for the second year in a row, librarians across the state are worried that two fundamental principles, universal borrowing and equal access, are threatened.

With Mid-Year Cut, California Reduces State Funding for Libraries to Zero

California Governor Jerry Brown announced Tuesday a mid-year, $16 million cut to state library funding, which essentially eliminates all remaining state funding for the California Library Services Act (CLSA), the California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Service, and the Public Library Foundation (PLF). Last year the programs received $30.4 million. The budget Brown first proposed […]