Fast forward seven years. There’s now a memorial in the works by the “January 8th Foundation,” which has raised over $5 million in the last past few years.
To help with the efforts, the Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill which would provide an additional $2.5 million state funding to help make the memorial a reality. The only hitch? The State Senate has never had the bill come before them, something U.S. Representative Ron Barber says has become political.
“I’m really concerned that people who wanted to stop this memorial from being funded in the Senate decided to politicize it. And it’s not political, but that’s what they made it,” Barber told the Associated Press.