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Let students refinance their loans

“Student loan debt is the defining economic crisis for nearly 1 million Wisconsinites,” said progressive group One Wisconsin Now in a statement.
Wisconsin Gazette
11/16/2017
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Americans Over Age 60 Fastest Growing Demographic for Student Loan Debt

A study from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that borrowers over age 60 is the age demographic in which debt is growing the fastest.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/07/2017
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How Scott Walker is the worst governor for student loan borrowers

Analiese Eicher joins 414 Wisconsin to talk about how Scott Walker is the worst governor for student loan borrowers.
WRRD-AM
11/07/2017
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For Student Loan Borrowers, Scott Walker Is America's Worst Governor

One Wisconsin Now Program Director Analiese Eicher released the following statements regarding Gov. Scott Walker's atrocious record on the student loan debt.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/06/2017
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GOP Tax Plan Axes Federal Deduction for Student Loan Borrowers

A smorgasbord of tax giveaways to the wealthiest and corporations unveiled today by the GOP in D.C. eliminates a tax deduction for student loan borrowers.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/02/2017
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Report: Wisconsin students owe $24 billion in college loan debt

A new report shows Wisconsin’s share of $1.4 trillion in U.S. student loan debt tops $24 billion.
WKOW-TV
10/31/2017
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Report: Wisconsin Student Loan Debt Tops $24 Billion

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau pegged Wisconsin borrowers’ share of the $1.4 trillion-plus student loan debt held nationally in 2016 at $24.4 billion.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/31/2017
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Government student debt refinancing has support among lawmakers, but no...

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan first introduced the bill in 2013 after learning about the implications of student debt from One Wisconsin Now.
Capital Times
10/31/2017
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New Poll Finds Overwhelming, Bipartisan Support for Student Loan Refinancing

Yet another poll of Wisconsin voters finds broad support for allowing student loan borrowers to refinance their loans.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/26/2017
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Cap Times Talk panelists: Student loan debt needs fix before a crisis...

“I find it difficult to see how 43 million Americans with $1.4 trillion in debt is not a national crisis,” said Analiese Eicher, One Wisconsin Now.
Capital Times
10/25/2017
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Advocates for Student Loan Reform Call for ‘Better Deal’

One Wisconsin Now and Student Loan Debt Crisis are urging national Democrats to include critical student loan reforms as part of their “Better Deal” agenda.
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One Wisconsin Now
10/11/2017
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Analiese Eicher: Walker, GOP not even trying to solve student loan debt...

Solutions for student loan debt remain unrealized, not because they are unreachable, but because the governor and the Republicans aren’t listening and aren’t trying.
Capital Times
10/05/2017
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Student loan forgiveness program is about to face its first major test

“Not only is there an uncertainty about whether or not this program is going to happen, but there’s still an uncertainty about how this works,” said Analiese Eicher.
MarketWatch
09/29/2017
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Matt Rothschild: 10 steps Wisconsin progressives need to take

We also need student debt forgiveness. Here’s a shout-out to Scot Ross at One Wisconsin Now for bringing the issue of student debt to the fore.
Capital Times
09/29/2017
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One Year Anniversary of Scott Walker’s Poor ‘Call a Bank’ Advice

Today marks the one year anniversary of Gov. Scott Walker advising Wisconsin borrowers to “call a bank”.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/27/2017
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New poll shows popular support for student loan payment reform

Poll conducted by One Wisconsin [Institute] showed broad bipartisan support for student loan payment reform despite failure to pass such legislation in Wisconsin
Badger Herald
09/26/2017
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Wisconsin GOP Offer Display of Misplaced Priorities, Failed Policies

Today, Gov. Scott Walker, on the two year anniversary of the suspension of his 71-day run for President, signed the 76-day late 2017 state budget into law.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/21/2017
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Wisconsin’s Average Student Loan Burden Tops $30K in Latest National Study

Nationally, Wisconsin places sixth for percentage of graduates with debt and seventeenth highest for the average amount of debt.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/20/2017
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Common Sense Student Loan Plan Killed by State Senate GOP

In broad daylight they voted to stick it to the hardworking Wisconsin student loan borrowers who took on the personal responsibility to pay for their education.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/15/2017
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Private Jets, Private Schools Among Big Winners Under GOP Budget Scheme

Private jets, private schools and private equity fund managers win, the vast majority of Wisconsinites, especially student loan borrowers, lose.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/13/2017
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Bryan Kelly talks with Analiese about reforms to help student loan...

Bryan Kelly talks with Analiese about reforms to help student loan borrowers refinance their debt.
WRRD-AM
09/12/2017
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New Poll of Wisconsin Voters Picks Up On Student Loan Trends

A poll of Wisconsin voters commissioned by One Wisconsin Institute found nearly two-thirds of poll participants would favor a student loan refinancing program.
The Student Loan Report
09/12/2017
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Poll: 64 percent of WI voters want state plan for student loan...

The poll, commissioned by the liberal policy group One Wisconsin Now and conducted by Public Policy Polling, shows just 31 percent of voters are against such a plan.
WKOW-TV
09/11/2017
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New Poll: Strong Support for Reforms to Help Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers

Results of a new poll commissioned by One Wisconsin Institute finds broad support for reforms to help student loan borrowers.
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One Wisconsin Institute
09/11/2017
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Student Debt Reform Advocates Unveil New Online Resource for Borrowers

Leading student debt advocates have joined together to mobilize support for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program with online resources at ProtectPSLF.org.
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One Wisconsin Institute
08/16/2017
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Piling On: DeVos, Trump Make Student Loan Crisis Worse

One Wisconsin Institute, found that people with student loan debt are far more likely to rent versus own a home.
The Progressive
08/07/2017
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One Wisconsin Now Joins Nationwide Opposition to Trump Administration

The Donald Trump Administration is getting it completely wrong, protecting predatory for profit colleges instead of hard working students and taxpayers.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/14/2017
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Brad Schimel Refuses to Protect Student Loan Borrowers, Again

While Attorneys General across the country continue to take actions to protect the rights of student loan borrowers, Brad Schimel continues to do nothing.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/07/2017
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This is the age most Americans pay off their student loans

A study from the OneWisconsin Institute finds that it takes graduates of Wisconsin universities 19.7 years to pay off a bachelor's degree.
CNBC
07/03/2017
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Worst Governor on Student Loan Debt to Host Owner of Scam University

Scott Walker and Donald Trump may be a perfect match, but over 43 million Americans with student debt deserve better than the policies of this duo.
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One Wisconsin Now
06/13/2017
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Non-Educational Spending of Student Loan Funds Increasing

A survey by the One Wisconsin Institute found the average amount of time needed to repay a loan for a bachelor’s degree was about 21 years.
GoodCall
06/06/2017
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Scot Ross: GOP should go back to school on student loan debt crisis

There's no excuse for failing to act when presented with common-sense solutions to the economic crisis of student loan debt.
Capital Times
05/31/2017
Press Release

GOP Rejecting Refinancing Attended College at One-Fifth the Cost

Cost of Republicans' own schooling may explain ignorance of student loan debt crisis, but it doesn’t excuse their refusal to help.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/26/2017
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Scot Ross: Trump, DeVos Budget Reflects Anti-Education Agenda

Trump has shown the 43 million Americans who owe $1.4 trillion in student debt that he does not care about them.
The Progressive
05/24/2017
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Support Higher Ed, Lower Debt

We’re asking you to call, write or email your state legislators and urge them to support this common sense plan and include it in the state budget.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/23/2017
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State Budget Committee Democrats Make a Stand for Student Loan Borrowers

Amendment to Allow Student Loan Borrowers to Refinance, Just Like You Can With a Mortgage, Would Put State on Road to Reform.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/23/2017
Press Release

Common Sense Protections of Students or Scott Walker’s Way

Scott Walker’s latest scheme would undermine protections for Wisconsinites from predatory for-profit colleges at a time when it is needed more than ever.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/17/2017
Press Release

GOP Against Student Debt Reform Convene on Graduation Weekend

Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Republican Party gathers for their convention this weekend, at the same time students graduate from UW schools across the state.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/12/2017
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6 Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

A study by One Wisconsin Institute revealed that on average, a graduate with a bachelor's degree will take 21 years to repay their student loans.
Associated Press
05/07/2017
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Analiese Eicher: A most unhappy anniversary – Five years since...

The bad news is if our leaders continue to fail to act, we’ll be facing $2 trillion day soon.
La Crosse Tribune
05/03/2017
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Trump Plan Strips Student Loan Borrowers of Deduction for Interest on Loans

The 43 million-plus student loan borrowers in the U.S. look to be in line for another attack from Donald Trump, according to the one page tax “plan” released.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/27/2017
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A Most Unhappy Anniversary

According to the latest estimates, over 43 million Americans now owe $1.4 trillion, making student loans the second largest consumer debt in the nation.
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Analiese Eicher
04/25/2017
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April 25 is $1 Trillion Day

Take a moment to call, email to write your elected officials and tell them to commemorate $1 trillion day by supporting real reform for student loan borrowers.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/25/2017
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Brad Schimel Sides With Trump University Over Student Loan Borrowers

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross noted that missing from the effort to protect student loan borrowers is Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/24/2017
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Wisconsin GOP Standing With Trump Also Standing Against Student Loan Borrowers

Donald Trump is visiting Kenosha today and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos will be standing alongside him on stage.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/18/2017
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Tell Congress to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

Contact your Senators and Representative. Tell them to protect student loan borrowers and oppose Trump and his administration’s repeal of consumer protections.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/18/2017
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New York is a beacon of free tuition…

The standard repayment plan is not nearly enough according to research done by One Wisconsin Institute.
Daily Titan
04/12/2017
Press Release

Gender Wage Gap Means Steeper Student Loan Debt Burden for Women

The gender pay gap highlighted today also means greater student loan debt burdens for women as a percentage of their income and longer repayment terms.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/04/2017
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