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staying tuned...

An update on the Ohio State FY '16-'17, in regards to public libraries, according to OLC's Access Weekly:

"Analysis Underway on Proposed FY16-17 State Budget and Potential Impact on PLF

The OLC staff and consultants have begun the tedious process of analyzing the 719-pages of Gov. Kasich's proposed $72.3 billion state budget for fiscal years (FY) 2016-17, and the potential impact the proposals may have on the Public Library Fund (PLF). The budget proposal includes a combination of tax cuts and tax increases. Overall, the administration claims it amounts to $500 million net tax cut, even though it includes increases in sales, commercial activity, tobacco, and severance taxes. Some of the high points of the proposal include:
Cuts the income tax by 23% across-the-board (15% income tax cut this year and 8% cut next year);Raises the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) on gross receipts from .26% to .32%;Increases the Cigarette Tax from $1.25 to $2.25 per pack;Propos…

gentlefooting it to sleep

"A Goodnight"
Go to sleep--though of course you will not--
to tideless waves thundering slantwise against
strong embankments, rattle and swish of spray
dashed thirty feet high, caught by the lake wind,
scattered and strewn broadcast in over the steady
car rails! Sleep, sleep! Gulls' cries in a wind-gust
broken by the wind; calculating wings set above
the field of waves breaking.
Go to sleep to the lunge between foam-crests,
refuse churned in the recoil. Food! Food!
Offal! Offal! that holds them in the air, wave-white
for the one purpose, feather upon feather, the wild
chill in their eyes, the hoarseness in their voices--
sleep, sleep . . .

Gentlefooted crowds are treading out your lullaby.
Their arms nudge, they brush shoulders,
hitch this way then that, mass and surge at the crossings--
lullaby, lullaby! The wild-fowl police whistles,
the enraged roar of the traffic, machine shrieks:
it is all to put you to sleep,
to soften your limbs in relaxed postures,
and that your h…

Lennon & Maisy // "Boom Clap" // Charli XCX

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hope for libraries in OH FY 16-17??

Lately I've been treading water at work; trying hard to keep afloat with the day to day, while trying to take on a few little projects. Stay tuned on those. While I try and wrap my head around those, I wanted to at least share this info from OLC's (Ohio Library Council) Access Weekly

"Gov. Kasich Unveils Plans for FY16-17 State Budget

On Feb. 2, Governor John Kasich released his proposed $72.3 billion state budget for fiscal years (FY) 2016-17, which begin July 1, 2015. It includes a combination of tax cuts and tax increases. Overall, the administration claims it amounts to $500 million net tax cut, even though it includes increases in sales, commercial activity, tobacco, and severance taxes. Some of the high points of the proposal include: Cuts the income tax by 23% across-the-board (15% income tax cut this year and 8% cut next year);Raises the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) on gross receipts from .26% to .32%;Increases the Cigarette Tax from $1.25 to $2.25 per pa…