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Buses as billboards?

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WFLX) - -

A bill to allow schools to raise money by turning their buses into billboards is headed to the house floor. 

Selling advertising space on buses could raise between 60 and 100 million dollars for education annually.

The bill's sponsor, Irv Slosberg of Palm Beach County, says the money is badly needed because the state is facing a two billion dollar budget shortfall.

"We can get three thousand to five thousand dollars a bus and we're not wrapping the buses," Slosberg  said. "It's only two feet by six feet size, federal standards."

If approved by both chambers and signed by the governor, then local school boards would have the final say on selling ad space.

Alcohol and Tobacco companies would be prohibited from buying bus space.

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