Thursday, May 31, 2012
Arizona Experience Museum staff grows
The formerly top rated Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum never had more than one state funded employee. After the AHS gained control of the building for the Arizona Experience Museum, they eliminated the mineral museum. The building is locked and empty.
Although the AHS has raised no funds for the experience museum and has no schedule, they did hire a curator for the nonexistent museum. That curator is paid by Arizona taxpayers.
Now, the Arizona legislature is funding (with tax dollars) 2 additional full time positions for the nonexistent Arizona Experience Museum. The FY 2013 budget for the Arizona Experience Museum includes $441,400 plus 3 FTE (full time equivalent) positions.
As reported in the very first blog post, the mineral museum was purportedly eliminated to save money. However, tax dollars are now being spent for an experience museum that does not exist.
Fiscal Year 2013 Baseline Book
Prepared by the JLBC Staff
Available at www.az.gov