[nfbwatlk] Good News

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Wed Jul 1 03:20:19 UTC 2015



Late yesterday, the Legislature approved a compromise 2015-17 Operating
Budget and Gov. Inslee has said he will sign it today, the final day of the
fiscal year.   The news for the State Library and WTBBL is excellent!  The
Legislature approved HB 2195, the proposed $1 recording fee increase that
funds the Heritage Account to support State Library operations.  Not only
does this increase provide the money to backfill the projected $2.4 million
shortfall, this also creates a much more permanent solution to the problem
of facing continued shortfalls in future biennia.  


This means there will not have to be any major cuts to WTBBL,and the state
library will have more stable operating funding for the future.


Thanks to those who wrote or spoke to their legislators.


Mike Freeman


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