While efforts to increase the PLF percentage were not successful in the House, the focus now shifts to making it happen in the Senate. On Thurs., May 9, the OLC presented budget testimony in the Senate Higher Education Committee. Michael Penrod, Director, Wood County District Public Library, joined Michelle Francis, OLC Director of Government and Legal Services, in presenting testimony. In meetings with Senate leadership and staff following testimony, discussions focused on increasing the PLF to 1.7% of the GRF — which would increase the PLF by about $5 million.
OLC Testimony (PDF)