Wisconsin student loan borrowers have over $19 billion in debt and the best Scott Walker can do is to hold a press conference announcing he's doing nothing.
The effort drew criticism from Scot Ross with One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy group that has been a strong proponent for reforms in the student loan system.
Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy group heavily involved in the student debt issues, called the new initiative "useless."
With 70 percent of our graduates having student debt - and his answer is a website and go to a bank - as offensive as it is useless.
One Wisconsin Now questioned why Weiss hasn't been more visible, noting DFI's website doesn't appear to offer any contact information.
Over 80 Percent of Survey Respondents in Three Swing State Senate Districts Back Allowing Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers to Refinance.
At StudentLoanVoter.org, Wisconsin Voters Can Find Out Who Is, And Who Isn’t, Supporting Common Sense Reforms to Reduce Burden on Student Loan Borrowers.
According to media reports, a Minnesota judge has ruled that the for-profit Globe University has violated state consumer protection and fraud laws.
ITT Tech announced it's closing immediately, leaving hundreds of Wisconsin students in limbo, while Republicans give aid and comfort to predatory for-profits.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has certainly earned his Ph.D. in Washington D.C. doublespeak with his outburst this week.
Scott Walker and Ron Johnson oppose allowing more than 500,000 Wisconsin student loan borrowers to refinance their loans, just like you can a mortgage.
“We know Ron Johnson graduated from college 40 years ago, but we assumed it was from a university here on planet Earth,” quipped Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now.
Walker is making education less and less affordable, with serious consequences for our state economy and the best he can do is apparently hold photo ops with bureaucrats.
Fighting Bob Fest 2016 is less than a month away... Among the other speakers will be Scot Ross, who has feverishly campaigned for college loan reform.
We know Ron Johnson graduated from college 40 years ago, but we assumed it was from a university here on planet Earth.
On the critical issue of student debt and college affordability, Sen. Ron Johnson could not be worse.
Walker Has Presided Over 40,000 Eligible Students Being Denied Financial Aid, Wisconsin Rising to 3rd Highest in Nation in Grads with Student Debt
Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used her historic address this evening to outline her solutions to the $1.4 trillion student loan debt crisis.
Unfortunately, Republicans like Ron Johnson and Scott Walker think student loan borrowers should be left to the mercy of Wall Street profiteers.
Speeches of three Wisconsin officials – Reps. Paul Ryan and Sean Duffy and Sen. Ron Johnson – contained zero references to the crisis of student debt.
He’s stood in the way of common sense refinancing to help millions of borrowers across the nation and in Wisconsin.
It's appalling Ryan would call his plan a better way while refusing to help any of the 43 million Americans with over $1.3 trillion in student loan debt.
Russ Feingold is standing with student loan borrowers in Wisconsin and renewing the call for common sense reform to allow them to refinance their loans.
The crisis of college affordability and student loan debt demands solutions. Turning students into modern-day indentured servants is not among them.
Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and let’s resolve to make sure they don’t face futures needlessly burdened by student debt.
Scott Walker is now asking for campaign donations to pay off the massive debt from his failed 71 day campaign for President because his sons are in college.
Wisconsin Republicans stand united against common sense solutions to the student loan debt crisis that today marks the fourth anniversary of hitting and surpassing the $1 trillion mark.
Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican legislature did nothing as the student loan debt crisis worsens, refusing to act on the ‘Higher Ed, Lower Debt’ Act.
On Equal Pay Day it’s important to consider the real, negative economic consequences for women and their families when it takes them on average over four months longer for their annual pay to reach the same level as men.
The announcement drew criticism from One Wisconsin Now, a left-leaning advocacy group. Many in the state have called for allowing student loans to be refinanced, like mortgages and car loans.
One million Wisconsin student loan borrowers want action and Gov. Scott Walker's 'solution' is reassigning a bureaucrat to answer the phone.
Based on current projections by One Wisconsin Institute, a nonprofit organization that conducts research on student loan debt, it will take 21 years or so to repay this amount.
Democrats Offering Student Loan Refinancing, Affordability; Republicans Offering Free Student Labor, Trump’s Scam University, Cuts to Higher Education
Analiese Eicher said she believes Republicans only intended to pass "political talking points." The group has highlighted the issue of student loan debt for several years.
It would have only taken some common sense to provide real help to student loan borrowers. Apparently that was too much to ask for from Senate Republicans.
Gov. Walker and the Republicans have been exposed as phonies on the student loan debt crisis. They’ve made the crisis worse.
The liberal organization One Wisconsin Now, for example, has researched the economic impacts of student loan debt since 2011.
Make no mistake, Walker didn't create Wisconsin's student loan debt. But his attacks on higher education, combined with his anemic response to the $19 billion crisis, are much like his own college career: Incomplete.
Student loan debt is burdening young people who’ve just graduated and threatening the retirements of people who have worked hard their entire lives.
Republicans are trying to pass off a scheme that denies every single person in with student debt any help lowering their monthly loan payment as a solution to the student loan debt crisis.
One Wisconsin Now released a statement condemning state lawmakers who vote in favor of passing the package, saying the measures do not go far enough to address student loan debt.
In the waning days of the final legislative floor period Republicans are trying to pull a bait and switch on nearly one million Wisconsin student loan borrowers.
When the candidates debate tonight in Wisconsin, they’ll be appearing in the state with the third highest percentage of college graduates with student loan debt.
As Scot Ross, director of One Wisconsin Now, pointed out, not one student loan borrower in Wisconsin will see their monthly payments reduced by one cent under the Wisconsin governor’s proposal.
Scot Ross with the group suggests that some Wisconsin auto plants may have shut down because college loan debt is keeping many people from buying new cars.
“I carry with me the stories of hundreds of folks across Wisconsin and how this debt is holding them back from achieving their version of the American Dream,” Analiese Eicher said.
The student loan debt and college affordability crises are real challenges facing Central Wisconsin, and real reform, not election year gimmicks, are needed.
The listening session will include a presentation from One Wisconsin Now on the student loan debt crisis, the impact state budget cuts have had on the University of Wisconsin System and its funding, and the ramifications for higher education affordability for students.