Budget cuts will decrease library resources

FAIRFIELD - Free resources available to Connecticut residents at libraries are likely to be cut due to Governor Jodi Rell?s proposal to correct the state?s $8 billion deficit for the next two years, which has been approved.

Libraries have seen an increased number of people using their resources because residents are trying to cut back on spending money.

Students, children and those who are unemployed have been taking advantage of libraries to gain access to resources.

The budget cuts will eliminate the Connecticut Education Network, which will get rid of high-speed Internet access in all state public schools and libraries.

The governor?s representatives say although it was a hard decision, they must either cut library funds or side with the Democrats? proposal of $3.3 billion in new taxes.

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