Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Governor Brewer to announce special plans for Mining & Mineral Museum

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.

1 comment:

  1. This is very unfortunate, because the mineral museum helps teachers comply with state mandated science education requirements.

    The rent issue is a red herring, because the Shriners gave the building to the State.

    Dick Zimmermann 480 456 1010