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ASSEMBLY BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES $7 MILLION FOR KEY LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Wednesday, May 24, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: CLA Staff
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5/23/2017 - This morning at the State Capitol, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance approved $7 million in combined funding for two popular public library programs – broadband connection grants and Career Online High School.   

As we reported to CLA members on May 11, there has been an active effort underway by CLA for the last few months to try to secure additional funding to connect public libraries to the high speed, broadband “backbone” operated by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) in Phase 3 of implementation.   As part of that effort, Assemblywoman Cecila Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and 13 of her colleagues signed a letter directed to the Assembly Budget Subcommittee Chair, urging adoption of additional funding for the library broadband project, as well as the popular Career Online High School program...[read more]