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Budget Cuts Target Miami-Dade Libraries

Budget Cuts Target Miami-Dade Libraries
Posted July 9th, 2014 @ 6:43am

Miami-Dade's public library system is of the biggest losers in Mayor Carlos Gimenez's proposed budget.

 94 full-time library employees would lose their jobs -- 20 percent of the library system's workforce.
 Gimenez's budget would set aside about $45 million for libraries. That's $5 million less than this year and roughly $20 million less than what activists believe would be necessary to run a healthy library system.

 No libraries would be closed under the proposed budget but they will have to operate with reduced staff and more part-time workers.

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