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Measure L would restore LA's libraries




The Los Angeles Public Library
The Los Angeles Public Library
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Cities and counties across Southern California have seen a dramatic drop in tax revenues over the past few years thanks to the recession. That's meant big budget cuts, and in Los Angeles the libraries have taken an especially big hit. More than 70 branches have been forced to shut their doors twice a week. Voters will get a chance to reverse those cuts in a couple of weeks when they vote on Measure L. KPCC reporter Frank Stoltze joins us to explain.