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Stop stiffing libraries on state aid

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Funding for libraries is a tiny part of the state budget (about one-tenth of 1 percent), but critically important to them and their users, including large numbers of poor people for whom the library is both resource and refuge. It’s a shame that the aid level is so low and libraries have to fight each year just to keep it there. This year is no exception, as Gov. Cuomo has proposed cutting it 4.7 percent ...

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