Southern Illinois University Carbondale's financially-struggling student newspaper would get an infusion of cash under newly introduced legislation.
A spending measure filed in the Illinois House would give The Daily Eqyptian 70-thousand dollars.
The paper had asked for a nine-dollar-per-semester student fee, but the SIU Board of Trustees has not given approval.
The Daily Egyptian's faculty adviser, Eric Fidler says he's still hopeful that will happen this summer. But he says the 70 thousand dollars would be a buffer.