Penn State faculty, grad students and supporters rallied at the Allen Street gates in State College Wednesday. They were protesting a tax hike for graduate students included in the GOP House tax plan.
One member of the group, Margarita Hernandez, is in her first year working toward a PhD in anthropology.
“We already get paid enough to live or so. But, that extra tax is going to make that so it’s not feasible anymore,” Hernandez said.
Adriana Rizzo, a first year PhD student in geosciences, said the change would be an economic hardship for a lot of students.