Assembly and Senate Budget Subcommittees Approve Library Funding for CLSA
NEWS FROM THE CAPITOL: 5.24.2016 by Mike Dillon & Christina DiCaro, CLA Lobbyists
This morning at the State Capitol, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance approved, without discussion, $1.8 million in “ongoing funding” for the California Library Services Act and $3 million in “one time funding” for CLSA to encourage innovative “digital delivery” projects among the 8 regional Systems. The vote of the Assembly Subcommittee was unanimous (5-0). Last week, the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance also approved the same funding motions for the CLSA on a unanimous vote of 3-0.
The Subcommittees did not approve new funding for broadband grants this year.
The Conference Committee will likely commence hearings after the Memorial Day weekend in order to meet the Constitutional deadline of June 15 to have the Budget passed and sent to the Governor. At this point in time, because the Senate and the Assembly adopted the exact same action on the CLSA items, we anticipate that this funding will remain in the Budget. READ MORE @