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.
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.
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