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(Warwick) – Today, Republican nominee for Governor Mayor Allan Fung, issued the following statement regarding the school bus strike in Providence.

“We are not going to live in a state where children with disabilities are being used as pawns and not going to school for weeks and buses mysteriously go up in flames. Let’s knock it off. Rhode Island is better than this,” said Mayor Fung. “I’m calling on the mediator, Teamsters negotiators, and First Student representatives to go into a room this morning, and honestly, not come out until at least a temporary compromise is complete to have the buses going full speed again on Monday. This may be a private company, but they’re impacting public education. The Governor doesn’t think this is her role to intervene on behalf of these families? Of course it’s your role, that’s what leaders do! And when I’m Governor, it’s not getting to get to day 10 and several burnt out school buses later.”