PSU students say Rendell ignoring univ.

February 9, 2009 10:41:53 AM PST
Penn State student leaders say the university is being unfairly ignored in Gov. Ed Rendell's proposal to help cash-strapped college students. Rendell's plan calls for legalizing and taxing video poker playing to help students pay tuition bills at community colleges and the 14 state-owned universities.

But the proposal left out the four state-related institutions of Lincoln, Pitt, Penn State and Temple.

Several dozen students and staffers attended a midday rally at Penn State. Student leaders say low- and middle-income students are hurting there, too, and that Rendell has forgotten about them.

Rendell's proposed budget also calls for a $21 million cut in state funding for Penn State next academic year.

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