November 25, 2020

Arizona: Library Bills Causes Concern about Closures, Cuts to Branches

From KSAZ Phoenix (Video Report Embedded Below):

The Arizona Library Association, along with Maricopa and Pima County Library Districts are opposing a bill in the Arizona House, saying the proposed legislation could result in big library cuts and closures in our state.

The bill would affect county libraries — there are 17 in Maricopa County.  It would essentially cap how property taxes can be increased to fund libraries and it has library supporters nervous.

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County libraries are funded by property taxes.  Right now, a county board of supervisors control how much property taxes are raised to support libraries.

House Bill 2379 would cap that amount at two percent.

Read the Full Text Article

Read House Bill 2379

See Also: Arizona Library Association Info About HB 2379

FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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