NYS Budget Update

Here's the latest New York State budget news from NYLA (from Jeremy Johannesen on 4/1):

The Governor and Legislature have come to an agreement on the FY2016-17 New York State budget.
Thanks to your efforts and effective advocacy, we are happy to report the following:
​State Library Aid: $95.6M ($4M increase)
This allocation represents a 4.3% increase in total library aid, which is equivalent to the increase in educational foundation aid. This is the most library aid included in any state budget since FY2008-09. 
State Library Construction Aid: $19M ($5M increase)
The allocation for the construction aid program was increased by $5M, or 35%, which is the first increase in nearly a decade. 
This year's budget, an election year budget, produced many challenges. The cumulative effect of your advocacy efforts  - your letters, phone calls, meeting with your legislators, participation in Advocacy Day - made the difference and allowed us to fare better than many groups. Thank you!



The summer reading workshop originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, will be postponed until Wednesday, March 9. The time will remain the same - 10am-3pm - and we will still offer the class at NCLS with videoconferencing at Potsdam and Oswego.

There's no need to re-register. If you signed up for February 24, you are automatically signed up for March 9. Please contact Angela Newman with any questions.


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