Perdue slashed Darton College's 1.6 million dollar proposal to buy the Albany Museum of Art after plans to move the museum were put on hold. The college still wanted to buy the property and lease it back to the museum. The General Assembly cut 2.5-billion dollars from the budget and the Governor was looking to cut even more.
"We're extremely disappointed, but we understand the Governor's decision considering some articles that appeared in the Albany Herald and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, so we fully understand the veto," said Krista Robitz, Darton College Director of Communications.
Those articles contained comments from museum board member and ASU faculty member Charles Williams claiming the museum was no longer for sale. Darton leaders say they need more academic classroom space but are unsure of the project's future.
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