Wednesday, January 15, 2014
More for Nothing
Page 186 of the FY2014 executive budged recommendation (http://www.azgovernor.gov/Priorities/BudgetInfo.asp) shows $410,00 for the Arizona Centennial Museum. Obviously, there is no such museum, so why does the AHS receive funding for it year after year?
The recommendation also shows ample funding for Papago Park (Marley Center Museum). The separate line item cost of $530,000, the excessive staffing cost, and the hidden rent subsidy on this huge building result in a per visitor cost that appears to be around $500 per visitor.
Will the Arizona Legislature approve and fund this waste once again? If so, why?
The responsible individuals are the members of the joint legislative budget committee. They are as follows. The general format for their email addresses is: first letter of first name, last name, @azleg.gov