More than two dozen college students, most of them from ISU, are at the Capitol today to protest cuts in funding for higher ed and proposed fee hikes. At a rally on the Statehouse steps this afternoon, students chanted, “Cuts hurt,” “fight for the future,” and “no more budget cuts; we’re already poor,” according to idahoreporter.com. A large contingent also attended this afternoon's Senate Education Committee meeting to protest budget cuts.
Diana Painter, one of the organizers of the event, said in a new release, “We are the future of the Idaho economy. To continue to tax students in this way is like eating your seed corn. Idaho needs a government who values public education. If this one doesn’t, we should elect one that does.” She said more than 200 hundred students protested in front of ISU's administration building on Feb. 25 about proposed tuition increases.