Louisiana state library funding has been eliminated (LA Times)

Well … this won’t help education at all …

Citing budget concerns, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a $25-billion budget that eliminates almost $900,000 in state funding for its libraries. In a statement, the governor’s chief budget aide, Paul Rainwater, said, “In tight budget times, we prioritized funding for healthcare and education. Operations such as local libraries can be supported with local, not state dollars.”

On Thursday, Library Journal took a look at that assertion. What they found was that while some local parishes may be able to cover the funding gap, others will feel the loss. Rural parishes will face a particularly daunting challenge.

You can read the rest of the story online here.

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One response to “Louisiana state library funding has been eliminated (LA Times)

  1. So is this how the governor plans to get elected…? By denying people improved access to health care and resources to improve their minds?

    Interesting tactic…

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