Your Mom Would Remind You to Say Thank You

Posted by Lisa Strand on Friday, June 17, 2011 in State Legislation/Initiatives
One of the most important advocacy tasks now before us is to thank members of the legislature for their support of library-related items in the state budget. Even though not everything we wanted is in the budget, libraries are in a better position now than when the governor's budget was introduced earlier this year. There are a number of things to be grateful for:
  • $512,000 in biennial funding was restored for BadgerLink and Newsline for the Blind
  • $183,400 in biennial funding was restored for the Talking Book and Braille Library
  • WiscNet will continue for another 2 years, and the UW's federal broadband grant also continues, under a compromise hammered out by UW officials and legislative leadership
Please thank your legislators today. The Legislative Alert we've created gives you an easy way to do that.

When you thank them, make sure to remind legislators that we are pleased with the compromise on WiscNet and we ask that Republican legislators communicate that to Governor Walker.

Of course, we would be remiss not to thank you for responding to the many legislative alerts and updates that were sent out about budget matters. Working together, we can make a difference!
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