Advertising on Utah public school buses bill moves to House

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  • Curmudgeon Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    Follow the money. Republicans can't seem to avoid treating all things governmental as commercial enterprises, usually to the benefit of their business benefactors. I wonder which potential advertisers have contributed to the sponsor's campaign.

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    I want more money for education, but not by using the kids. We already do that with vending machines, fundraisers, and TV1. Man up and pay more taxes.

  • Waaandy Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:16 a.m.

    I can't believe there are even 4 people against this. Do the UTA bus ads distract you and cause you to hit people? Buses are yellow to tell you it's a school bus... are you really not going to see it because of an advertisement? I can only imagine that those who have commented so far work for Reagan or YESCO. Of course they're against it, but not for the reason the article states. They want a piece of the money, that's all they're always after... trying to put up signs along Legacy highway etc. I don't see how this would be anything but a win for everybody. Why shouldn't schools be allowed to run a little bit like a business to help recoup some of the costs and the money that's been lost in recent years?

  • RShackleford Saint George, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    Sorry officer, I didn't see the kid before I ran over him...I was trying to catch up to the bus to read the advertisement on how I can save $246 on my automobile insurance.

  • Resolute Voice Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 7:52 a.m.

    The school districts should never be handed a check and told do with it what you will. This money should go back into the bus program, period. Why give irresponsible administrators who have a proven record of mismanagement the opportunity for carte blanche irresponsibility? Additionally there could be a legal challenge to this bill from rural districts. The revenues will have to be equalized or it could appear that the state is favoring one area over another, which is something the courts have frowned upon.

  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 3:34 a.m.

    It's bad enough we promote bad health and eating habits in the school with advertising in them, which most parents probably don't know about, now this action will endanger their transport. Buses and their coloring are for a reason, and to alter the intent of school bus safety is criminal neglect. No amount of money is worth endangering the lives of children.

    Our legislators better start using some common sense and not greed to finance the state. I oppose this decision as dangerous and ill thought out. This will alter the safety of children in school busses with the M&M bus system.

  • justired Fillmore, UT
    Jan. 26, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    i don't see how this move will create any new money for anything.

    might as well have a state sponsored lottery to benifit the schools.