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Legislative Update, 09/07/2018

Federal:

Funding for the National Library of Medicine increased by $13.5 million in the FY19 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill, which passed in the Senate on August 23, 2018. A final vote to approve the bill won’t occur until later this year. Read more at the District Dispatch.

ALA and the Association of Research Libraries, along with other proponents of net neutrality, have filed legal briefs against the FCC vote to get rid of net neutrality rules. Read more at the District Dispatch.

State:

Take a look at these recent legislative updates/overviews from our colleagues at the Illinois Library Association (ILA) and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA).

ILA – https://www.ila.org/news/1035/legislative-update-september-6-2018

IHA – https://www.team-iha.org/advocacy-policy/state-issues/advocacy-tab-(1)/iha-overview-of-general-assembly-s-spring-2018-ses

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