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Last updated 3:33PM ET
July 17, 2018
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Legislation to help schools pay for gas
Rep. Zack Space (D) - 18th District
(WOUB) - Southeast Ohio Congressman Zack Space is hoping a new piece of federal legislation will help ease the pain at the pump for rural school districts.

Space, along with California Congressman Jerry McNerney, introduced the "Gas Price Relief for Schools Act" today.

The act provides emergency funding over the next two years to help public school districts cope with high fuel prices.

If passed, the legislation authorizes the U.S. Department of Transportation to award grants to state or local governments in charge of providing school bus transportation to public schools.

The grants will be awarded based on how hard hit certain jurisdictions are by high gas prices.

Space, a Democratic, says rising gas prices are threatening to reduce bussing for many students in rural areas.
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