AHS Rio Nuevo project is cancelled
 AHS projected budget is cut 20% per year over 5 years.
 AHS begins secret plans with governor’s office and lobbyists to execute a hostile takeover of the mineral museum to use the building for a centennial museum

At a contentious public hearing on the centennial museum bill, the Senate committee passes the bill by a 5 to 4 vote
The Senate amends the bill to preserve the mineral museum and the K-12 education programs as part of the centennial museum
The AHS takes administrative control of 1he mineral museum in August

The AHS announces that the mineral museum will be closed in June
Students and teachers write letters to the Governor and the Legislature asking that the mineral museum be preserved in accordance with law
In April the AHS changes the locks and fires the staff
The name is removed from the building
The AHS disposes of furniture, fixtures, and displays
The AHS and the Centennial Commission fail to raise the funds for the centennial museum
The AHS prepares to have a contractor remove the mining equipment
Following a legal challenge and a response from the Attorney General, the mining equipment remains on site

During the Phoenix centennial celebration, the AHS has a tent across the street from the mineral museum. The mineral museum is locked.

The AHS receives and unsatisfactory performance review from the Office of the Arizona Auditor General
Although unsatisfactory, the AG report does not include AHS misconduct related to the mineral museum

The AHS teams with the 48 Arizona Women group to convert the building into an event / entertainment center (probably means historic mining equipment would be removed)

The Senate amends House Bill 2016 to require the next performance review in 2 years rather than the customary 10 years
In the last hours of the first session, the legislature passes bill that does not require another review for 10 years.

The AHS, in conjunction with the Joint Legislative Budget Committee,  begins preparing plans to complete the destruction of the once top rated mineral museum and eliminating any possibility of it ever being restored.  Stated objectives include converting the building into rented office space, or selling the building.


On Mar 15, the Arizona Senate passed SB1200 to restore the mineral museum. Alternate uses for the building proposed by the AHS were considered unacceptable.

April 9, Governor Ducey vetoed the mineral museum restoration bill (SB 1200). Although the Legislature had plenty of votes to override the veto, they could not do so becasue they were no longer in session.

Apr 15: At a state board meeting, the AHS and their lobbyists  discussed an intent to permanently destroy the mineral museum through executive action and in defiance of the people and the Legislature.  The want to convert the building into and "event center" for lobbyists and politicians.

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