Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jones sticks to false story

As reported in the initial posts on this blog, former Representative Russ Jones spearheaded the attack to kill the mineral museum. His stated rational was that Arizona could not afford it. That was not true.

The “rent” paid for the mineral museum did not compensate the state for a real cost. The state owns the building and there is no mortgage.  The inflated rent really supported other state owned buildings that do have mortgages. That includes the AHS operated Marley Center Museum in Tempe.

The mineral museum operated no cost to the state except for the use of the state owned building.

However, in a recent interview with Cronkite News, Jones persisted in his untrue claims.


Bill would restore Arizona mineral museum
Harmony Huskinson, Cronkite News Service Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:42 PM

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