NYS Budget Update

The New York State Budget has passed; it includes a restoration of $4 million in operating aid and an additional $5 million in new public library construction aid:

State Library Aid:  $95.627M total ($4M added to Governor’s proposed budget)

This allocation reverses the Governor’s proposed funding cut of $4M, and represents continued stable funding for library aid.

State Library Construction Aid:  $24M total ($10M added to Governor’s proposed budget)

The legislature added an additional $10M to the Governor’s budget proposal, which not only reverses the Governor’s proposed $5M funding cut, but allocates an additional $5M towards this critical program.