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Closing PA State Museum?
The following statement about the Pennsylvania State Museum was buried
in a news story about a new mammoth mount.
"The State Museum is mounting the mammoth exhibit with ever more
minuscule funding. It is one of 25 sites operated by the Pennsylvania
Historical and Museum Commission, and budget and staffing cuts this year
forced it to reduce hours and charge admission for the first time.
The museum's future remains in question. Shortly before Christmas, Gov.
Rendell said he might have to close it - and lay off 1,000 government
workers - if the General Assembly fails to approve table-games
legislation to provide funding by Friday.
For now, museum workers are keeping their focus on the positive: the
Jan. 24 scheduled exhibit opening."
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