January 28, 2022

Mississippi Library Commission Sees 7.8% Budget Drop For FY 2017

From the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal:

With the Mississippi Legislature slashing funds for public libraries, the Lee County Library lost 25 percent of its materials budget, one of its largest reductions since 2008.

According to House Bill 1645, nearly $11.2 million in funding for Fiscal Year 2017 will be taken out of the state general fund for the support and maintenance of the Mississippi Library Commission beginning July 1.

The MLC budget cut is nearly a 7.8 percent drop compared to its Fiscal Year 2016 budget of $12,049,331.

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See Also: Full Text of House Bill 1645 ||| History of Bill

See Also: ‘Doors will close’: Library commission mulls state budget cuts (May 27, 2016)

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