Friday, March 4, 2011

Library MOE

That's MOE as in Maintenance of Effort.

Currently, public libraries in Wisconsin are able to continue to provide valuable services because of a legal requirement called Maintenance of Effort. In a nutshell, this means that in any given year, a library's funding must equal at least the average of its funding for the prior three years.

Scott Walker's recently unveiled budget will lift the Maintenance of Effort requirement. I don't have to tell you what this means for libraries. Enjoy them while you can... and maybe think about giving the governor a call to let him know what you think about this part of the state budget.


Kate said...

Done. I just called Asshat Walker's office and told them just this:
"It's interested that we are saying 'Wisconsin is open for business' when no company in its right mind is going to relocate to a state where the future work force is being taught by a severely underfunded and understaffed education system." I know it doesn't make much of a difference, but I feel better making my opinion known, even if it's to one of the governor's underpaid peons. Bastard (the governor, not necessarily the peon.)

Suze said...

Hear, hear!
I'm standing with you!!