Gov. Gregoire removes school bus cuts from budget listNovember 8, 2011 @ 6:59 am (Updated: 11:32 am - 11/8/11 )
Gregoire floated the $220 million idea in advance of a special legislative session later this month. She is sending lawmakers a long list of ideas, including many she expects would hurt regular people.
But KOMO TV reports Gregoire told students at a school in Vancouver on Monday that cutting school transportation was now off the table.
Washington would have been the first to completely eliminate state dollars for bus service because of the recent recession. A few other states, including California and Colorado, have cut school transportation dollars in previous years.
The governor did say there would still need to be other cuts to education programs, public safety, and health care to balance the budget.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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