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NEWLY SIGNED 2019-20 STATE BUDGET CONTAINS FUNDING FOR LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Friday, July 19, 2019   (0 Comments)
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NEWLY SIGNED 2019-20 STATE BUDGET CONTAINS FUNDING FOR LIBRARY PROGRAMS

The California state legislature has departed Sacramento for a one-month “Summer Recess.”  When lawmakers return on August 12th, they will process hundreds of pieces of legislation before the conclusion of the 2019 legislative session on September 13.  The Governor will then have until October 13 to sign the bills sent to him in the final weeks of session.  Prior to the legislature’s departure, the Senate, Assembly and Governor Gavin Newsom came to an agreement on a $214.8 billion budget which provides funding for education, housing, health care, clean drinking water, disaster response, etc. as well as several important library programs, including new budget funding for early childhood education programs at public libraries...[Read More]