Both the Senate and the Assembly have agreed that they will restore the $5 million that was not included in the Governor’s budget. In a difficult year economically, our legislators have recognized the value of libraries and library systems.
Although the news is good, it is not a done deal. Incoming Governor Paterson must approve it and the Senate/Assembly must agree on how to pay for it. Your continued advocacy efforts are needed. Use the “Become a Library Advocate” button on the MVLS home page to contact your representative electronically and urge them to continue to support our libraries.