Published 4/13/2011 Orlando Sentinel
Last year, Clark spent two weeks in Tallahassee standing outside the legislative chambers and committee meetings with a laminated sign that said “Save Our Libraries.” At the time, lawmakers were threatening to drastically cut library funding to zero.
This year, a Senate proposal makes an identical threat. The Senate budget includes no fundings for public libraries, which rely on a mix of state and local funds to keep their doors open. A House proposal allocates $17.7 million to libraries.