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La. budget could close some small museums, secretary says

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he will need to close some museums if lawmakers pass the budget proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Schedler outlined the situation Wednesday to the House Appropriations Committee, which is combing through Jindal’s proposals for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

The secretary of state oversees 17 museums, mostly tiny museums run by volunteers and part-time workers. Schedler says with the budget proposed, he could keep open the two largest museums, the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge and the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport, but would have to shut down every other museum he oversees.


Schedler’s trying to get local communities to take over some museum operations. 
Jindal proposed a $70 million budget for Schedler’s office. Schedler says that includes a $1.5 million cut to museums.

Written by demon53

March 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm

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