Friday, February 8, 2008

Governor Chet Culver Proposes Library Cuts

Iowa Governor Chet CulverThanks very much to the Dubuque Telegraph Herald and Des Moines Register for their editorials opposing Iowa Governor Chet Culver's recent proposal to cut state spending on libraries by 18 percent, or over $1.1 million.

Under Governor Culver's proposal, Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque will lose more than $10,000, and the Dubuque County Library -- with branches in Farley, Holy Cross and Epworth, plus a bookmobile serving many more local communities -- will lose more than $7,000.

Surprisingly, Governor Culver's same budget proposal actually increases overall state spending by 6 percent.

To let Governor Culver and your state legislators know what you think about these proposed cuts to Iowa's libraries, please click on the following links:

Contact Governor Culver

Contact Your State Legislators


~ Mike in Adult Services

1 comment:

  1. 18% is not good. What is worse is that public libraries will feel the cuts most of all. His proposal would cut funding to libraries 75% !! The balance of this 18% will be in cuts to the State library and regional libraries.