Monday, January 17, 2011
Governor Brewer’s hoax exposed.
As discussed in prior posts (Aug 11th, Oct 17th, and Nov 24th) the Governors office claimed that her 5C Arizona Centennial Museum plan was inspired by a desire to save the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources. Supposedly, relieving the ADMMR from the burden of maintain the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum would enable them to continue their primary mission in the face of budget cuts.
In July, the Governor transferred most of the ADMMR budget to the Arizona Historical Society. This assured the remaining staff would run out of funds before the end of FY 2011.
On Friday, January 14th, the Governor terminated the entire remaining staff of the ADMMR.
The hoax is now exposed.
Note: The Governor's proposed FY 2012 budged includes $0 for the ADMMM and six million dollars for historical societies.