Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order today creating a student debt task force to find ways to help Wisconsinites swept up in the deepening economic crisis.
A study by One Wisconsin Institute reports that it takes an average of 21.1 years to pay back the student loan debt accumulated from earning a bachelor’s degree. [Washington Square Times]
One Wisconsin Now ... said Friday that Cross was "leaving behind a legacy of enabling and appeasing the right-wing legislature." [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
One Wisconsin Now tweeted Friday that Cross is "leaving behind a legacy of enabling and appeasing the right-wing legislature that was so intent on dismantling the UW System." [WUWM-FM]
“This is not a sustainable state of affairs. We need reform and we need it now,” Analiese Eicher said in a press release. [Advance Titan]
Analiese Eicher said the proposed policy is unnecessary because of a lack of incidents involving disruptions of speech on UW campuses. [Advance Titan]
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today advanced a proposed administrative rule restricting free speech on campuses.
One Wisconsin Institute opposed the rules because they believe they're vague and could be selectively enforced. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
The majority — including the One Wisconsin Institute — opposed or called for revisions to the change. [Capital Times]
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is poised to push forward with a controversial plan to limit campus speech.
Comments in opposition of the proposed punishments for students disrupting campus speakers [included] One Wisconsin Now. [Wisconsin Public Radio]
The more college debt that students incur, the less likely they are to choose to work in a lower-wage profession such as teaching.
Unsealed Memo Exposes Student Loan Servicer Navient Pushing Payment Plans Driving Borrowers Deeper Into Debt
The memo shows yet again how borrowers caught in the $1.6 trillion student debt crisis have been treated unfairly by the system.
Wisconsin remains in the top ten states in the nation for the percentage of graduates with student loan debt.
One Wisconsin Now says passing the current rules as administrative rules would make them ... harder to change. [the Progressive]
One Wisconsin Now says passing the current rules as administrative rules would make them ... harder to change. [Urban Milwaukee]
The UW Board of Regents seems more interested in attempting to appease right-wing politicians than protecting the rights of students.
Board of Regents will hold a public hearing on its plan weeks before students return to campus [Wisconsin Examiner]
Analiese joins Matt Rothschild in the Madison studios to talk the state budget, student loan debt and soccer. [WTTN-FM]
However one liberal advocacy group, One Wisconsin Now, said it would do more harm than good. [WKOW-TV]
Mike Browne, deputy director of liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said the GOP proposal is "ludicrous". [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Republican state legislators revealed they will propose a plan to increase tuition at University of Wisconsin schools.
According to One Wisconsin Now... more than one million Wisconsinites carry $24 billion in total student-loan debt. [Urban Milwaukee]
Republican State Budget: No Help For One Million Student Loan Borrowers, But a Special Favor For One Electric Car Enthusiast
Republicans refused to include Tony Evers' 2019 budget provision to help by setting up a state plan for allowing borrowers to refinance their loans.
Democratic Candidates for President Support Solutions to Stem Student Loan Debt Crisis While Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Even Debate
Candidates in the Democratic presidential primary support student loan debt reforms with several already having rolled out formal plans to help take on the $1.5 trillion crisis.
There is no debating that $1.5 trillion in student loan debt is a national economic crisis. [Capital Times]
One Wisconsin Institute even estimates the average length of repayment at a little over 21 years. [Washington Examiner]
Nearly two-thirds of graduates in 2017 left college in Wisconsin not just with a degree but also an average debt of nearly $30,000.
One Wisconsin Institute found that the average length of repayment for student debt borrowers is 21.1 years. [CNBC]
According to a study from One Wisconsin Institute, it takes an average of 19.7 years to pay off a 4-year degree. [WCCO-TV]
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Analiese Eicher appeared on WRRD-AM to discuss the student loan debt crisis. [WRRD-AM]
Republican majority on the Joint Committee on Finance refused the opportunity to provide help to student loan borrowers today.
GOP leadership in the state legislature released a memo announcing they are axing state budget proposal to help student loan borrowers.
Indeed Walker himself apparently faced this problem, as Analiese Eicher, Executive Director of ... One Wisconsin Now, points out. [Urban Milwaukee]
Wisconsin U.S. Representative Mark Pocan Re-Introduces Plan to Allow Federal Student Loan Debt Refinancing
Borrowers who are currently repaying federal student loans would be able to refinance their loans with the federal government.
"This is a real crisis," said Analiese Eicher, executive director of longtime refinancing advocate One Wisconsin Now. [Capital Times]
“Student loan borrowers are Democrats and Republicans, young and old, rural and urban, men and women, people of color and white.” [Badger Herald]
Gov. Tony Evers Administration Stepping Up With Real, Common Sense Solutions to Take on $1.5 Trillion Student Loan Debt Crisis
Gov. Tony Evers has directed his administration to develop a plan to provide common sense relief to state student loan borrowers.
Gov. Tony Evers’ Budget Plan: Progress on Solutions for Student Loan Borrowers and Protections for Wisconsin Voter Rights
Gov. Tony Evers includes important steps to address the $1.5 trillion-plus student loan debt crisis and protect voting rights.
Tony Evers announced his budget plan will take steps toward implementing a plan to let borrowers refinance their student loans.
According to a survey of 61,000 respondents conducted by One Wisconsin Institute, the average time to pay off student loan debt is 21.1 years. [Credible]
Assembly Republicans Missing an Opportunity to Make Bipartisan Progress By Tackling Student Loan Debt Crisis
If Republicans want to make bipartisan progress on a critical issue, helping student loan borrowers is a common sense solution.
Desperate Scott Walker Campaign Criticizes Tony Evers for Supporting a Bigger Tax Break and Better Plan for Student Loan Borrowers
Scott Walker is now criticizing Tony Evers for supporting a tax break for student loan borrowers and a common sense plan to help them refinance student loans.
According to One Wisconsin Institute’s “Student Loan Voter Scorecard,” Vukmir has consistently voted against ... college students in Wisconsin. [Badger Herald]
One Wisconsin Now Delivers Testimony Before Federal Government Committee Considering Changes to Student Loan Rules
One Wisconsin Now Program Director Analiese Eicher today delivered testimony at a public hearing before a federal negotiated rule-making committee.
John Nygren has been seeking information about a program in Connecticut that helps borrowers there refinance their student loans at lower interest rates.
The Betsy DeVos Department of Education and the Scott Walker administration are moving to make the student loan debt system problems worse, not better.
“Students and borrowers are not asking for much,” said Analiese Eicher, program director of the Madison-based One Wisconsin Now. [Kenosha News]
Analiese Eicher from One Wisconsin Now, a left-leaning think-tank, said the tax credit will not be enough to help borrowers with their monthly payments. [Badger Herald]
In the United States right now, student loan debt is second only to home mortgage debt. How did we get here? Molly Stentz talks to Analiese Eicher. [WORT-FM]