Cuts mean less money for school bus seat belts in Texas

Sept. 1, 2010
State had planned to spend $10 million, but has scaled allocation back to $3.6 million

From The Austin American-Statesman: The Texas Education Agency says budget cuts mean less money will be available to equip new school buses with seat belts, as required by a law. Gov. Rick Perry and lawmakers called a safeguard for children when they approved it. The state had allocated $10 million to the program, but the education agency plans to use only $3.6 million because of budget cuts.
ALSO...From The Dallas Morning News: A state senator and a parents group are accusing the Texas Education Agency of trying to subvert a state law that requires all new school buses purchased today or afterward to be equipped with three-point seat belts.

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