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Library Services Impacted by Government Shutdown

Unless you’ve been lucky enough to have been lounging away at a private beach without media access, you know that the U.S. government has shut down. The shutdown officially occurred at midnight as the House and Senate were unable to

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Davita Vance-Cooks – New Public Printer of the United States

The American Library Association (ALA) is glad to welcome Davita Vance-Cooks as the new Public Printer of the United States!  She took the oath of office this morning as she was sworn in by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the

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New GPO report suggests charging taxpayers twice for government info

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) recently released their congressionally mandated report, Rebooting the Government Printing Office: Keeping America Informed in the Digital Age.  NAPA’s five-member panel spent ten months conducting an audit of the Government Printing Office (GPO).

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Congress Passes FY 2012 Budget

President Obama is expected to sign into law a $915 billion budget bill for FY 2012 sometime today.  This massive budget bill, that was passed by the House with a 296-121 vote on Friday and cleared the Senate on Saturday

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Senate committee bumps up funding for GPO in Legislative Branch Appropriations bill

Great news from the Senate! The Senate Committee on Appropriations passed its Legislative Branch Appropriations bill with an increase in funding for the Government Printing Office (GPO) over the amount in the House committee’s bill. The Senate version includes $116.8

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