About 500 college students and faculty from around Louisiana rallied Wednesday at the Louisiana Capitol against higher education budget cuts they say will cripple their campuses, directing much of their anger at Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Protesters said the governor is misleading Louisiana residents when he suggests the cuts aren't harmful and could come from administrative overhead and waste. An estimated $310 million in state funding has been stripped from higher education since cuts began two years ago, and more slashing is expected.
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