Proposed California budget cuts all state funding for public libraries

Governor Jerry Brown of California has proposed a budget for the upcoming year that would get rid of all state funding for public libraries.  If passed, the budget would cut $12.9 million from the Public Library Fund, $12.9 million from Transaction Based Reimbursement, and $4.6 million from the California Library Literacty Services Program for a total of $30.4 million. [Read more…]