November 24, 2017

Update: Louisiana Eliminates State Aid to Public Libraries

The article has been updated to include information on Federal grants to Louisiana libraries. The Louisiana budget signed by Governor Bobby Jindal on June 15 eliminates almost $1 million in state aid to libraries, according to The Advocate. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Jindal excluded the $896,000 when he presented his proposed spending plan, and […]

Update: LA Enacts Library Sex Offender Ban

This story has been updated to include the governor’s signature. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill to limit access to that state’s public libraries by sex offenders, according to local news station WDSU. The law applies only to those offenders whose victims were under 13 years of age. Library boards will have […]