Governor Brown Releases 2016-17 Budget:
New Money for California Library Services Act
News From the Capitol: 1.07.2016 by Mike Dillon, Christina DiCaro, CLA Lobbyists
This morning in a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Jerry Brown released the 2016-17 State Budget, which includes a proposal to provide $4.8 million in new funding for the purpose of enhancing the California Library Services Act. This funding would be in addition to the $1.8 million that is currently appropriated for the CLSA.
In light of his cautious approach to this year’s Budget, we are pleased to see that Governor Brown has identified $4.8 million in new funding for public libraries under the CLSA, as a sign of his support for their valuable services. Specifically the Budget notes:
California Library Services Act – An increase of $1.8 million General Fund ongoing and $3 million General Fund on a one-time basis for the California Library Services Act program. These funds will be used to strengthen statewide and regional services for public libraries.”