Gov. Ducey considers using VW payout to replace school buses
Gov. Doug Ducey is sitting on $59 million in unexpected cash. Now he needs to figure out how to spend it within the confines of the strings attached. And given the current thinking among his top staffers, the beneficiaries could be school districts seeking to replace their fleet of aging buses. The windfall comes from the decision by Volkswagen last year to settle a nationwide lawsuit over the sale of "clean diesel" vehicles being marketed under the VW, Audi and Porsche labels. It turns out they had a "defeat device," programmed to go into a low-emission mode during testing but then spew out pollutants at much higher — and illegal — levels when actually on the road.
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