ALA President Roberta Stevens releases statement on California library budget cuts
For Immediate Release
Michael P Dowling
San Diego – Gov. Jerry Brown released his 2011-12 Budget proposal calling it “painful” and one that requires sacrifice from every sector of the state. The proposal eliminates all state funding for the Public Library Fund, Transaction Based Reimbursement and the California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Service. The cuts translate to more than $30 million which will be stripped away from California public libraries.