From channel 8, law students react to the State of the State Address.
Tomorrow Morning (Tuesday) a student walk out and protest is planned by UNLV and CSN student bodies, along with a carvan to the state office buildings to protest proposed budget cuts and tutition hikes. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports "Adam Cronis, the student body president at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said the higher ed system cannot suffer another round of cuts without seriously damaging students' educations....The goal, he said, is for the students to be heard."
"They hope that a member or two of the committee will come down and listen to what they have to say. Because the committee will be meeting to discuss issues unrelated to higher education, Cronis and others said they will not disrupt the meeting..."
"College of Southern Nevada student Justin McAffee said students hope to get the legislators to do more than listen..."We're hoping to send a message: 'Look, if you guys don't respect education, we're going to take this to the ballot and hold you accountable,"...
Nathaniel Waugh, the student president at CSN, said student government leaders there are not encouraging a walkout but are encouraging CSN students to participate in the rally at the committee meeting.
Governor Jim Gibbons gave his "State of the State" address this evening. The Review Journal provides copies of the advance transcripts for both the Governor's address and the Democratic Rebuttal (pdf's below). See also plans for a CSN/UNLV protest Tuesday at the Las Vegas state office building.
Follows is a summary of the speech as heard on KNPR radio, not from the transcripts.
Photo credit: Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons answers questions from reporters after delivering his state of the state speech in the Capitol building in Carson City on Monday. SCOTT SADY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS