WFYI state funding may disappear

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Indiana PubTV’s WFYI is facing a total elimination of state funding under Gov. Mitch Daniels’ budget proposals. Due to reductions in private donations, the station last week laid off five staffers and ended production of several programs. Now Daniels wants to strip all state funding, $517,000, or less than 5 percent of the station budget. However, WFYI management said each state dollar helps raise some $8 in funding from foundations, corporations and individuals.