Proposed Budget in Texas Nearly Zeros Out Key State Library Funds

http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/888925-264/proposed_budget_in_texas_nearly.html.csp

From the article: “We knew it was going to be a tough battle-it always is-but this is something just completely shocking,” Maribel Castro, the president of the Texas Library Association (TLA), told Library Journal. “We anticipated we’d lose some leverage, but to come out and basically eliminate the three areas that make up the infrastructure for libraries in the state of Texas – I will not deny there were tears in my eyes,” she said.