Florida State Library Eyed for Possible Elimination

The Tallahasseee Democrat is reporting that The Florida State Library is being eyed for possible elimination by Governor Jeb Bush as part of an agency merger that would cut jobs and save the State millions. \"The new Department of State and Community Partnerships would handle all the big programs of both departments, in particular elections and emergency management, as well as most of the lower-priority activities the two departments now concern themselves with. In addition, some programs will be transferred to other state agencies, and one - the Florida State Library - would be eliminated. Bush sees the merger as a logical extension of a constitutional amendment that put the Department of State under the governor\'s direction instead of under an elected secretary of state. The merged agency, if approved by the Legislature, would be directed by the appointed secretary of state.\" Read It.

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