The9/11 Memorial and Museum is facing more funding questions as the governors of New York and New Jersey have called on the federal government to step in and contribute more to the management of the site.
The two governers have sent a letter to Interior Secretary
"We believe that federal support through the National Park Service would ensure long term stability of the Memorial and Museum," wrote Gov.
The 9/11 memorial opened last year for the 10th anniversary of the 2001 attacks, but the museum remains unfinished, stalled by financial wrangling between the private foundation behind the memorial and museum and the
A bill has been introduced in Congress that would provide for $20 million in annual federal funding for the site, located in downtown New York where the Twin Towers once stood. But the bill has been blocked by Republican Sen.
Supporters of more federal involvement include
The memorial and museum is reportedly already a few hundred million dollars over budget, with an estimated price tag of more than $1 billion.