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[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Budget action on “Lunch at the Library” & Governor’s May Budget Revision

Tuesday, May 15, 2018   (0 Comments)
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SENATE BUDGET CHAIR REQUESTS $1 MILLION FOR “LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY” PROGRAM

5/15/2018 - Late last week, the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance heard a series of so-called “member requests” during their weekly hearing on the Governor’s 2018-19 State Budget.  This special hearing allowed Senators to come before the subcommittee and make compelling arguments for funding in various programmatic areas. CLA is pleased to report that at last week’s hearing, the Senate Budget Committee Chair Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) made a formal request for $1 million in ongoing funds to expand the current “Lunch at the Library” program.  Senator Mitchell asked State Librarian, Greg Lucas to present the following proposal, which was included in the Senate Subcommittee’s backgrounder...[read more]