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Correction to Budget Update - More Positive News

Wednesday, June 17, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: CLA Staff
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6/17/15 - We are pleased to be able to share some good news with you this morning.  Yesterday afternoon, as information was trickling in regarding the agreement made between the two Democrat leaders and the Governor on the 2015-16 Budget, we reported that $2.5 million in much needed funding had been approved for the broadband connection grants.  But what we have learned this morning from the representatives of the Department of Finance is that the dollar amount for these grants was actually increased to $4 million, meaning that many more public libraries will have the ability to connect to the high-speed, broadband “backbone” operated by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives In California (CENIC), in Phase 2 of implementation this coming year...[read more]