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KRLS & MELSA make it an even dozen!

With board action by the Kitchigami Regional Library System (KRLS) and MELSA trustees, the library community has unanimous support by 12 regions for a 2017 legislative initiative to change the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula. This new initiative … Continue reading

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VLS Endorses RLBSS Formula Change

On November 15, 2016, the Viking Library System Board approved a resolution supporting a change in the formula by which Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) is calculated and the state aid is distributed to the 12 regions.  The resolution … Continue reading

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SELCO approves formula change initiative

The SELCO Board of Directors unanimously supports the resolution to seek a formula change and an increase in the annual appropriation of Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS).  The proposed formula change will reduce the Equalization factor of the formula … Continue reading

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Formula change support grows!

Recent action at mid-month board meetings on October 20 moved forward the possibility of a 2017 legislative initiative to change the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula.  The most recent approvals were from: Lake Agassiz Regional Library Northwest Regional Library … Continue reading

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GRRL & PCLS Support Formula Change

The regional library boards governing Great River Regional Library (GRRL) and Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) approved supporting resolutions to seek a statutory formula change tied with an increase in the  annual Regional Library Basic System Support appropriation.  The formula change … Continue reading

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ALS Endorses RLBSS Change

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Board unanimously approved a legislative initiative to amend Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula on October 13. The initiative seeks an annual funding increase of $3 million, a change to the statutory funding formula … Continue reading

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ECRL Endorses RLBSS Change

The East Central Regional Library (ECRL) unanimously endorsed a legislative initiative that will seek a formula change and a funding increase in Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS). The proposal requests a $3 million per year increase in the annual … Continue reading

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MN Legislative Update 2015-04-30

The following information was shared via email with the library community by Elaine Keefe, Capitol Hill Associates, in her role as MLA-ITEM lobbyist. Legacy Bill: This afternoon the House passed its omnibus Legacy bill, HF 303, on the floor by … Continue reading

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Unanimous Vote at VLS

The Viking Library System (VLS) board voted unanimously on May 20 to support changes to the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) aid formula.  The formula change will offer a degree of stability to a funding stream fraught with volatility as … Continue reading

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Yes for RLBSS in NWRL

The Northwest Regional Library (NWRL) endorsed the proposed changes to the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula.  This board action makes NWRL the eighth regional library to commit to working towards a legislative change in 2015.

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TdSLC Supports RLBSS Change

The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdSLC) board agrees with the proposed changes for calculating the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) appropriation.  TdSLC becomes the seventh region to discuss and approve this legislative initiative for the 2015 session. Proposal … Continue reading

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ECRL Endorses RLBSS Change

The East Central Regional Library (ECRL) approved going ahead to revise the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula on May 12.  The proposed change to the statutory funding formula will shift funds from the equalization factor to the base … Continue reading

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LARL Endorses RLBSS Initiative

The Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) Board will support a 2015 legislative proposal to modify the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula as outlined in Minnesota Statutes 134.355. The proposal would adjust the portion of funds assigned to Subdivision … Continue reading

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PCLS Endorses RLBSS Change

The Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) Board has approved the concepts identified in the proposal to amend current RLBSS statutory language and will support a 2015 legislative initiative. The adjusted formula will reduce funding volatility and make budgeting more stable. … Continue reading

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PLS and SELCO Endorse RLBSS Legislative Initiative

The SELCO/SELS Board of Directors (SELCO) and Pionnerland Library System (PLS) Board voted unanimously to support a change to the Regional Library Basic System (RLBSS) formula during the 2015 legislative session.   These two regional governing boards join the Arrowhead Library … Continue reading

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ALS Endorses Proposed RLBSS Formula Change

The Board of Arrowhead Library System (ALS) voted unanimously to support a change to the Regional Library Basic System (RLBSS) formula during the 2015 legislative session.  It is the first regional board to do so.  During the coming months, each … Continue reading

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Proposed Changes to RLBSS Under Consideration

A representative group of CRPLSA and MELSA directors investigated alternative factors for the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula that would reduce funding volatility. Mark Ranum, 2013 CRPLSA Chair and Nick Dimassis, 2013 MELSA Chair appointed this Ad Hoc … Continue reading

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