The Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) primary objectives in the 87th Session of the Texas Legislature:


  1. Support legislation that would either appropriate funds or that directly benefit public library service, including funding for TexShare databases.
  1. Support legislation that would appropriate funds to support the role public libraries play in workforce and economic development in local communities.
  1. Support the pass through of library designated federal dollars to the State.
  1. Support a new legislative strategy to promote and strengthen broadband access across educational institutions, including public libraries.
  1. Support legislation that would ensure libraries are included as eligible partners and beneficiaries in any strategy or guideline aimed at constructing or improving public spaces.
  1. Oppose legislation and/or unfunded mandates that would be detrimental to public library service.


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