March 2019 LTA Minutes

AGENDA LTA Board of Directors Meeting  March 22-23, 2019 Hampton Inn, Albany, NY  Friday, March 22 (7:00-9:00 pm)   Attending: Adria, John, Bola, Jean, Edris, Mary Ellen Guests:  Margaret Shapiro <> Suzanne Stockman I. Call to Order 7:30 by Adria II. Public Comment - Waitress Alice shared she supports her local library – Colonies – [...]

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It is Time to Stand Up for Library Aid

Governor Cuomo released his FY2019-2020 Executive Budget proposal & accompanying legislation. The Governor pitched his Executive Budget as a “Democracy Agenda” -- but it includes the third straight year of drastic cuts to library funding! From the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal: Library Aid: $91.6M (-5% CUT) The proposed funding is $5M less than what was in last [...]

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NYLA’s Library Advocacy Day WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019

Each year library advocates from across New York State converge on Albany to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries. Together our efforts have resulted in over $17M in additional library aid since 2011. Summary of Event Most activities will take place in the Legislative Office Building (LOB). The LOB is most [...]

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