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Library Issues & Taking Action
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Article I Hearing on State Library Budget
On Tuesday, February 21 the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Article I will consider agency budgets under Article I – General Government, which includes the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). TLA will have school, public and academic librarians on hand who will testify to TSLAC’s importance to the library community, the need for adequate funding, and why increasing funding for e-resources and broadband access are so critical.
Please contact your Representative, especially if he/she is a member of the Article I subcommittee, and ask them to support education, workforce development and Texas’ knowledge-based economy by supporting the full budget and exceptional items requested by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Find out who represents you, and contact them via mail, email or phone (preferred). Whatever method of communication you choose, please identify yourself as a constitutent and share your story on how funding for TexShare, TexQuest and other state programs for libraries help your community, library, students, etc.
Links to additional information and resources are found in the Resources for Library Advocates in Austin box on the right of this page.
Message - House Bill 1, General Appropriations
Please support education, workforce development and our knowledge-based economy by supporting the full budget and exceptional items requested by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Key items for libraries include increasing access to affordable e-resources to address the growing need for STEM online resources to support high school and post-secondary education, and public demand; and bringing affordable high-speed Internet service to more Texas communities via public libraries participation in the federal E-Rate program. These two requests will benefit countless Texans.
If you need assistance or information on TLA’s Legislative Platform or advocating for library issues, please contact:
Created on Mar 15, 2010 | Last updated February 20, 2017