Louisville officials are considering legislation that could lead to $80 million of bonds for library expansions.

The Louisville Metro Council’s work group on library expansion this week said that $100 million would be needed for expansion of the Louisville Free Public Library system. The group began its review of the system last December after voters rejected an occupational tax that would have funded library improvements. Based on its recommendations, the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government would provide $80 million of bonds, with $20 million coming from private funding.

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