Kansas City Mid-Continent Public Library Budget Slap Fight Low Key Blames Conservatives

A quick peek at the chatter . . . The behind the scenes conversation on this topic argues against right-wing board members and Republican elected officials. 

Meanwhile . . . More attentive locals might remember that this institution garnered property tax increase funds not so long ago . . . Actually, cutbacks are kind of slap in the face to voters.

Here's what is likely the best overview so far . . .

"The Mid-Continent Public Library board voted to reduce their tax levy by more than 2 cents, which will reduce the system’s funding by about $4.3 million. Library staff are now scrambling to find savings in the budget."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Longer wait times, staff cuts possible at Mid-Continent Public Library after board slashes budget

Month-long wait times for books, reduced staff, outdated technology - all are possible effects for patrons of the Mid-Continent Public Library system after the board of trustees voted to reduce the institution's primary source of revenue, according to staff scrambling to find savings.