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Thune Announces Funding for Ellsworth Busing

Air Force Makes $400,000 Available Following Thune's Request

May 8, 2007

Washington, D.C. —  Senator John Thune today announced that the Department of Defense has agreed to provide Ellsworth Air Force Base with $400,000 to cover their costs associated with busing students from the base to schools within the Douglas School District.

"This is great news for the students and their concerned parents at Ellsworth Air Force Base," said Thune. "When first hearing about this funding shortfall, my office reached out to the Pentagon to inform them of the problem and to pledge my support to work together to find a solution. Parents have enough to be anxious about without worrying about how their children will safely travel to and from school."