- More public money should not be given to the AHS (documents reporting problems within the AHS were cited)
- What will the AHS do with the money if there is no centennial museum?
- In 2009, the AHS budget was being phased out over 5 years to cut cost. When the centennial museum idea appeared, their budget was restored. That is costing taxpayers $4 million dollars a year in the midst of a financial crisis.
- The “centennial” museum cannot possibly be open for the centennial
- The Marley Center Museum experience indicates that, if built, the centennial museum will fail
Note: The building currently occupied by the mineral museum and the "mineral museum" as defined by state statute are separate issues. The "mineral museum" consists of all assets other than the building, and includes the mineral collection.