Saturday, April 24, 2010

News from this past year's Legislative Session

Medicaid and pay cuts are key remaining Florida budget issues
Published 4/24/2010

House, Senate settle on $11.7 million for libraries; budget talks to go through weekend
Published 4/23/2010 The Palm Beach Post

Secretary of State trying to save the libraries
Published 4/23/2010 The Palm Beach Post

Budget end games begin
Published 4/23/2010 Orlando Sentinel

Senate cuts library funding by $8 million in budget talks with House
Published 4/22/2010 The Palm Beach Post

House and Senate to debate library funding
Published 4/22/2010 Jackson County Floridan

Medicaid’s Uncertain Fate Slows Budget Talks
Published 4/22/2010 The Jacksonville Observer

National Library Week: Overdue in Tallahassee
Published 4/15/2010 The Ledger

Libraries nationwide face closures and reduced hours during National Library Week
Published 4/12/2010

Libraries face more cuts
Published 4/9/2010

Libraries say budget cuts could kill book-sharing program
Published 4/4/2010 Daily Record

Our Voice: Protect the libraries
Published 4/4/2010 Daily Commercial

Budget cuts loom on horizon for libraries
Published 4/3/2010 The Suncoast News

State Lawmakers Slash Library Funding
Published 4/2/2010

Taber Library facing 23 Percent Funding Cut from State Legislature
Published 3/31/2010 The Baker County Press

Leesburg signs on to oppose state library cuts
Published 3/29/2010 Daily Commercial

Library fund cut could be 'devastating,' co-op chief says
Published 3/26/2010 Tampa Bay Online

$880 million in aid a shot in the arm for state budget
Published 3/26/2010 Tampa Bay Online

Dear state legislature: please don't remove all state funding for our libraries
Published 3/26/2010 The Bradenton Times

Award-winning Pasco libraries again face cuts
Published 3/25/2010 Tampa Bay Online

Public Libraries: An Indispensable 'Nonessential'
Published 3/25/2010

Editorial: Knowledge-based economy needs services of public libraries
Published 3/25/2010 TCPalm

Libraries never check out: More important to Florida, not less, in this digital age
Published 3/23/2010 Palm Beach Post

Columbia County Public Library continues long-range planning, despite possible loss of state funding
Published 3/23/2010 Lake City Journal

Budget battle looms in e-library's future
Published 3/23/2010 Tampa Bay Online

Library funding slashed
Published 3/22/2010

Capitol Update
3/22/2010 The coverage starts around 7:08 - 10:43

Libraries' popularity speaks volumes about recession
Published 3/21/2010 Palm Beach Post News

Florida public libraries could lose state funding
Published 3/21/2010 Bay News 9

Proposal to cut state money for libraries could impact Treasure Coast
Published 3/21/2010 TCPalm

Legislature proposes closing the book on library funding
Published 3/21/2010 The Florida Times-Union

Lawmakers piece together state budget
Published 3/20/2010 St. Petersburg Times

State funding cuts would impact library patrons, officials say
Published 3/20/2010 Orlando Sentinel

A Year Later, Florida Legislators Again Try To Axe Aid to Public Libraries
Published 3/18/2010 Library Journal

Legislature discusses cutting library funds
Published 3/18/2010 Highlands Today

Libraries fear funding cuts
Published 3/18/2010

County's libraries need their state aid
Published 3/18/2010 St. Augustine Record

Funding cuts threaten libraries
Published 3/18/2010 Suwannee Democrat

Editorial: Funding libraries
Published 3/17/2010 The Gainesville Sun

State Lawmakers May Cut All Funding For Public Libraries
Published 3/17/2010

Letters to the Editor
Published 3/16/2010 Tallahassee Democrat

Libraries of First Coast beaches fear effects of Florida's proposed cuts
Published 3/16/2010 The Florida Times-Union

State May Slash All Library Funding
Published 3/16/2010

Library pleads for help preventing cuts
Published 3/15/2010 The Gainesville Sun

Local library funding deeply cut
Posted 3/15/2010 WTXL ABC 27

Our take on: Gutting libraries & Cheney's low blow
Published 3/13/2010 Orlando Sentinel

State library funding eliminated
Published 3/12/2010 Crestview News Bulletin

State Share of Library Funding Being Cut
Published 3/12/2010 Capitol News Service

Lawmakers propose eliminating state funding for libraries
Published 3/12/2010 Tampa Bay Online (TBO)

West Palm’s booming library fears elimination of state aid
Published 3/11/2010 Palm Beach Post Blog

Public Libraries In Danger of Losing Critical Funding; Please Help!
Published 3/11/2010

State Aid Funding For Public Libraries To Be Eliminated
Published 3/11/2010 WCTV