Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Recommended budget increase for non-existent Arizona Centennial Museum (AKA Arizona Experience Museum)
Pages 106 and 107 of Governor Brewer’s FY 2013 budget show FY 2012 appropriations and FY 2013 recommendations for the Arizona Historical Society. In FY 2012, the AHS received a separate line item appropriation of $589,700 for a centennial museum even though there is no centennial museum and the mineral museum (prior occupant of the building) was closed before the beginning of FY 2012.
Incredibly, the executive budget recommends an increase in the centennial museum separate line item appropriation for FY 2013. The recommended appropriation is $626,900.
Hint to the Arizona Legislature:
Take a look at the building with no name at 1502 West Washington Street (AKA Centennial Way).
Note the locked doors and closed signs.
Peek through the windows and see the emptiness inside.
The Executive Budget FY 2013