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Proposal Would Provide More Time For Change

As school districts in New York grapple with how to deal with a state mandate requiring all new school buses purchased be zero-emission by 2027 and all school buses in operation be electric by 2035, state Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-C-Rome, is calling for a moratorium on this deadline until this policy can be reexamined and a more reasonable and realistic approach determined.

“This is a large mandate on schools and many, particularly smaller and more rural districts in Upstate, are going to struggle with it,” said Griffo, who did not support this initiative.

“There needs to be reasonable timelines and expectations and it must be affordable or else we will see taxpayers ...


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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