Kentucky libraries face a dramatic roll-back of their tax funding if a case against two of them prevails in the state Appeals Court. We interviewed Wayne Onkst, Director of the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, to ask just what the impact would be if we lose.
It’d be 1979 all over again.
Not much we can do at the moment but wait. If court sides with the anti-tax activitists and against several decades of good faith efforts to follow the law, there will probably be elections across the state of Kentucky to keep their public libraries from being utterly gutted.
If that happens, it will be important to fund Everylibrary’s campaign support efforts, which are usually done in concert with local groups.