Ariz. university students plan protest at Capitol

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PHOENIX -- Student leaders at Arizona's state universities plan to rally at the State Capitol on Wednesday to protest possible budget cuts for higher education.

Protest planned for Wednesday

Activists estimate that 2,000 students and supporters will attend the noon event, drawing students from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University main campuses and Arizona State University's three campuses in metro Phoenix.

NAU student government President Brad Busse of Avondale said students want to remind legislators of campaign promises to support education and that students and other voters are watching.

Key lawmakers have proposed spending cuts to close a projected budget shortfall of nearly $1.6 billion in the current budget.

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