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From: New York's Libraries Information Network
[mailto:NYL...@listserv.nysed.gov] On Behalf Of Michael Borges
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 3:33 PM
Subject: [NYLINE] NYLA Legislative Alert - Legislative Special Session
Scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th to Consider Mid-Year Cuts
Dear Library Advocate, the state Legislature will be holding a Special
Session tomorrow at noon at the request of the Governor to consider his
proposed $3 billion mid-year State Budget cuts which includes a $3.375
million cut in Library Aid.
The Senate Democrats have released their own Deficit Reduction Plan that
calls for no cuts to education (including libraries). The Assembly
Democrats have indicated they are willing to accept a limited amount of the
Governor's proposed cuts , but no agreement has been reached at this point.
So there is still time to contact your state legislators to urge them to
reject the Governor's proposed cuts to Library Aid. Visit www.nyla.org and
click on Contact Your Elected Officials button. In addition, I testified
last week at Senate Budget Hearing regarding the proposed cuts and you can
see a copy of my testimony under Headlines.
Michael J. Borges
New York Library Association
6021 State Farm Road
Guilderland, New York 12084
518-432-6952, ext. 101