Governor Jan Brewer will be at the Mines and Mineral Museum in Phoenix [right] at 9 am this Friday to announce a special project she is championing to celebrate Arizona's 2012 Centennial.
There has been a lot of speculation about separating the Museum from its parent agency, the Arizona Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources. A legislative Ad Hoc Committee on Mining Regulations has been considering a number of options, including moving the museum to the Arizona Historical Society.
The rent for the museum space consumed over 60% of ADMMR's annual budget before the set of budget cuts, leaving the agency battling for operating funds.