Charlie Crist’s School Bus tour may violate state law on use of school buses.
Crist is now in the last day of his three day tour on education spending, travelling in a bright yellow school bus with campaign staff and reporters.
It’s not a public school vehicle, but comes from a company that supplies student buses and transport services.
A Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman said she couldn’t comment on whether what Crist is doing is illegal without knowing more about it.
“Ultimately it would be the responsibility of the company they rented it from whether they’re using it in accordance with state statute,” said FHP Capt. Nancy Rasmussen. “It’s more of an attorney-type question.”
Crist campaign spokesman Brendan Gilfillan’s response: “We were very clear with the company that the bus would be used to educate Floridians about Rick Scott’s failed record, including his $1.3 billion in cuts in K-12 education funding. While it’s not against the law to cut education funding or Bright Futures Scholarships in half, Rick Scott should still apologize.”