ILA E-Newsletter

Legislative Update -- March 5, 2020
March 5, 2020
LSTA & IAL Federal Funding URGENT ACTION REQUESTED!! For the fourth year in a row, the proposed White House budget seeks to completely eliminate IMLS and the funding it administers through LSTA. Fortunately, the U.S. Congress sees the value …
Legislative Update -- February 27, 2020
February 27, 2020
Illinois Legislative Issues The second session of the 101st Illinois General Assembly is well under way, and ILA is following a number of proposed bills. ILA's Public Policy and Advocacy Committees are meeting on Monday, March 2; see the full li…
Legislative Update -- February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020
Budget News! Governor Pritzker presented his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly yesterday, and recommends appropriation of $15.128 million for our grant programs in his FY2021 budget. This is more than a 21% increase over FY2020 (current…
Legislative Update -- February 6, 2020
February 6, 2020
ILA's Public Policy Committee met on 2/5/2020 and discussed the current status of bills ILA is following, opposing, and supporting, in particular: Library trustee qualifications:  We seek to limit "indebtedness" preventing library dist…
Legislative Update -- January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020
Last week we shared information about HB 4135, a proposed law enabling library district boards to collect a 1% tax on recreational cannabis sales from dispensaries located in the district. Since then, we have examined the potential impact t…
Legislative Update -- January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020
The morning immediately following our most recent weekly Legislative Update on 1/16/2020, legislation was introduced in the Illinois General Assembly, House Bill 4135, to enable library district boards to collect 1% tax on recreational cann…
Legislative Update -- January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020
As the spring 2020 session approaches in Springfield, you may be seeing news emerge about potential bills that legislators plan to introduce. ILA remains focused on our state legislative agenda, but we also keep our eye on other pending leg…
Legislative Update -- January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020
ILA's Public Policy and Advocacy Committees met on Monday 1/6/2020, for the last time prior to our upcoming series of Library Legislative Meet-ups in February. It is a quiet time in Springfield right now, with the Illinois General Assembly …
Call for Submissions: ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2019"
December 16, 2019
Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2019? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2019" article in the March 2020 issue. Submissions should include:&#…
Legislative Update -- December 9, 2019
December 9, 2019
ILA is preparing to advocate atthe upcoming series of Legislative Meet-ups (look for event details this week). Spring 2020 is the second session of the 101st Illinois General Assembly, and is expected to be quiet, with fewer days scheduled in session…
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