In letters explaining the Guthrie veto, Ventura said, "Projectsof this nature should, at a minimum, be able to demonstratesignificant local and philanthropic financial commitments prior toa request for statefunding."

Ventura says the $500,000 for the pre-design of the Roy Wilkinsauditorium and exhibit hall "should be considered part of thecapital budgeting process, rather than funded separately in abiennial operating appropriations bill." He added, "I am concernedabout the lack of a matching requirement and I question why thestate funds are the first dollars in the project."

Ventura also vetoed:

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