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Senator Steve Oroho

Budget Committee Members: Library Funding Restored in FY 2011 Budget

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$4.3 Million Returned to 304 State Libraries

Five Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee announced today that $4.3 million in funding for public libraries has been restored in next year’s state budget:

“No one denies that this year’s state budget is the most challenging budget in living memory. Of the many necessary savings that were made this year, cutting libraries has been one of the most problematic and difficult,” the members stated.

“Libraries are an essential lifeline that keeps the unemployed connected to potential opportunities. We are hopeful that as prosperity returns to New Jersey more funding will become available for the indispensible services that libraries provide to students, seniors and others who lack internet access,” Pennacchio concluded.

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are: Senate Republican Budget Officer Tony Bucco; Senators Kevin O’Toole, Joe Pennacchio, Steve Oroho and Mike Doherty.

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