ISU graduate students protest tax bill

NORMAL - Illinois State University graduate students stand up against the proposed tax bill.

ISU students are concerned they will be taxed out of graduate school if the tax bill passes. Many graduate students receive talent grants through their assistantships that help pay for their schooling. With the bill, those grants would be taxed.

One student held a march Wednesday afternoon for students, staff and community members to speak their mind. They started on ISU's campus, and marched to Uptown Normal to protest outside of Congressmen Darin Lahood and Rodney Davis' office.
    
"Masters students aren't known for having an abundance of money, so it's kind of outrageous to you know. It's going to close more doors for more people," said Evelyn Lozano, an Art Education Masters student.

The bill has passed the Senate, and has moved to the Conference Committee for decision.


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