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Students lobby lawmakers to keep cuts away from colleges

SPRINGFIELD -- UI students are asking lawmakers to stop cutting money from higher education. 
SPRINGFIELD -- UI students are asking lawmakers to stop cutting money from higher education. Dozens at the capitol Wednesday want funding levels to stay the same as last year.

Governor Quinn has proposed a 5% cut. Students say, without the money, the UI won't be the same.

Cuts would also affect the state's other public universities. Lawmakers will have a final budget in place by the end of May.
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