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With a Few Changes, Bill to Allow Ads on School Buses Gets Second Chance

With education a prime target for budget cuts, Kentucky state lawmakers are looking for new ways to fund schools

State Representatives Brad Montell, a Shelbyville Republican and Terry Mills, a Lebanon Democrat, have teamed up on a bill that would allow advertising on school buses. The bill was first introduced last session, but didn’t make it out of the Senate.

In Tuesday’s education committee meeting, Mills used a line from Governor Steve Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth to make his point on why the bill is needed.

“It says, we will be cutting,” Mills told the committee. “And I wanted to highlight that and the revenue picture is bleak and I want to support education.”