Asbarez: Gov. Newsom Includes $5 Million in State Budget for Armenian American Museum

Thursday, May 9 2019

Following Saturday’s successful meeting and review of the Armenian American Museum by his policy director, Governor Gavin Newsom has included $5 million for museum in his revised 2019-2020 budget.

The meeting and visit with the museum’s Board of Directors was initiated by Senator Anthony J. Portantino with the hope of sharing the museum’s vision directly with the Governor’s office. In an apparent positive outcome, the Governor’s proposed budget seeks to increase the California’s investment in the museum to $8 million dollars. In his first term, Senator Portantino requested $3 million for the museum and has continued his ardent legislative advocacy for the project.

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