Gov. Nathan Deal's office says he does not plan to take sides in the dispute over closing the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon.
His spokesman, Brian Robinson told our Atlanta sister station WXIA, "We have always said we would respect and stand by the board's decision."
"We did not weigh in for or against" the closing, he said.
However, Robinson said the state cannot continue subsidizing the music hall of fame, which typically loses money each year.
"We're cutting funds from existing projects," he said.
Asked if the museum's demise is a great loss for Macon and the State of Georgia, Robinson said, "I think numbers suggest the museum was not a huge draw. It never lived up to its goals for visitation."