I didn't realize that was in the bill, too. I'm trying to learn more about this.
From what I've seen so far, the bill would cut library system funding 10%, and -- perhaps more insidiously -- eliminate the requirement for maintenance of effort (MOE)
. Right now, libraries that join SCLS are prevented from making drastic reductions in their funding after joining SCLS. This ensures that you don't have "free riders" -- smaller libraries joining the system, then abruptly cutting their own budgets and taking advantage of the resources of the rest of the libraries in the system.
If Gov Dumbass gets his way with this, the short-term effect will probably be that a bunch of outlying communities in SCLS start reducing their contributions to the system, but it's kept afloat largely by MPL. If this gets bad enough and MPL decides it's getting the short end of the stick, I can easily see SCLS breaking up. That would be sad for Madison, but it would be much worse for suburban/rural libraries, whose users benefit immensely from their shared access to the holdings of MPL and other SCLS member libraries.