Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Students Rally Against CSU Budget Cuts

Students from around the state rallied at the state capitol yesterday, urging the governor and legislature to find a budget solution without draconian cuts to higher education. Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi told students to tell the legislature: Kick us out, we'll vote you out.

Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said raising taxes was the answer:

"This is not a complicated problem," Perata said. "We need to raise taxes to continue educating Californians. It's no more complicated than that. A small increase in taxes will guarantee you the right to an education and it will guarantee me that there will be people around to pay Social Security taxes when I'm collecting it."
Ventura County Star

Students also picketed the governor's Los Angeles office.


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