Voters Approve $800 Million In Infrastructure Bonds, And Public Library Funding Concerns

Apr 6, 2017

Public library programs like summer reading and early literacy training may be at risk if funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services is cut from the federal budget.
Credit Jim Mathis / Johnson County Library

Kansas City, Missouri, voters approved a series of general obligation bonds aimed at improving infrastructure throughout the metro, and totaling more than $800 million. Today, Councilman Quinton Lucas tells us how he expects the investments to affect local communities. Then, public libraries may be facing cuts at both federal and state levels. We speak with local library directors to find out how they are faring in an era of "skinny budgets."