Below are some of the library funding cuts that appear in Governor Edward Rendell's proposal to the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Public Library Subsidy: $74.00 million (2.3% less than current $75.75 million level)
Library Access: $ 7.00 million (4.0% less than current $7.29 million level)
Electronic Library Catalog: $ 3.54 million (6.6% less than current $ 3.79 million level)
State Library Operations: $ 2.39 million (50.0% less than current $4.85 million level)
Library Services for Visually Impaired And Disabled: $ 2.93 million (1.6% less than current $ 2.98 million level)
Billions for convention centers and other boon doggles to enirch powerful supporters. Still less for the general public who flock to libraries for essential information, important programs, Internet access, and child and adult education.