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Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, announces a plan to take $100 million from transit funds, mostly in the Twin Cities area, and spend on school bus programs. With him at the Monday event was Superintendent John Haas of Holdingford schools. Staff photo by Scott Wente

Senator wants more bus money

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ST. PAUL - Sen. Joe Gimse announced a plan to take $95 million from Twin Cities transit funds, and another $5 million from rural funds, to increase spending on school bus programs statewide.


It is a plan that Democrats in control of the Minnesota Legislature say they will not consider.

"It would ensure students get to school and back safely," Gimse, a Willmar Republican, said Monday about his plan.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.