The U.S. Senate prepares to vote on a stopgap measure to repeal a doubling of interest rates on federal student loans.
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Americans paying off student loans are, depending on income, 25 to 36 percent less likely to own a home than those who are free of student debt, a One Wisconsin survey of 61,000 people found last month.
Tampa Bay Times
It’s no wonder that people who’ve paid off their student loan debt are 36 percent more likely to own homes than those who haven’t, according to new research by the One Wisconsin Now Institute and Progress Now.

One Wisconsin Insititute presented research findings on the student loan debt crisis on Capitol City Sunday.
A college education is supposed to be a path to the middle class, not a sentence to decades of debt. But, based on our original research, that is exactly what the fallout is.
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Our research shows how the vicious cycle of student loan debt is a danger to the finances of students & their families and to our national economy.
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One Wisconsin Institute today unveiled new survey data showing the devastating impact of the one trillion dollars in student loan debt on the American economy.
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According to a study from One Wisconsin, it will take Wisconsinites on average almost 19 years to pay off their student loan debt from a four-year university, taking away money that could be spent in our local economies.
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One Wisconsin Institute (affiliated with the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now) filed a brief arguing that Wisconsin’s ID law would be significantly more burdensome than the ID law in Indiana that was upheld...
Capital Times

An omnibus bill from Rep. Jeff Stone on the legislative fast-track would make a host of anti-voter changes to state election law according to voter rights advocates.
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It is not just students who are affected. Professionals who go through technical, four-year, or even graduate school have student loan debt. So do single moms.
La Crosse Tribune
Voting is not only our right; it is our duty. It is how we have a say in the direction of our community, our state and our country. Voting is the one time everyone is equal. Young or old, rich or poor, on Election Day everyone gets the same say.
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“The average debt per student in Wisconsin is nearly $25,000,” said Ross. That’s the 15th highest rate in the nation, and 67 percent of graduating students in the state will have some form of debt.
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One Wisconsin Institute briefed state legislators on the dramatic, negative impact of the trillion-dollar student loan debt crisis on Wisconsin's economy.
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Many Wisconsinites are putting off buying new cars or buying homes, according to survey of 2,658 Wisconsin residents by the liberal One Wisconsin Institute.
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

One Wisconsin Institute presented a study Friday at Chippewa Valley Technical College saying the average student loan debt lasts for nearly 19 years.
My children and my neighbor’s children are carrying a burden that’s real, immediate, and threatens to hobble the economy for decades to come.
Capital Times
My name is Scot Ross and I'm a student loan debtor. I know the regret of economic opportunity lost to a loan payment.
The Progressive

Recent research conducted by the One Wisconsin Institute found student loan debt also has a dramatic, negative effect on the state economy. Individuals with bachelor degrees with student loan debt were making...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A new report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York paints a grim picture of the growing trillion dollar student loan debt crisis.
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The Institute is out to shame us into doing something to fix the nation's student debt problem. And that it's a problem is unmistakable.
Capital Times

One Wisconsin Institute is out to shame us into doing something to fix the nation’s student debt problem. And that it’s a problem is unmistakable. We’re drowning young college graduates in years...
Capital Times
One Wisconsin Institute has found that those graduating with student loan debt face an average monthly payments of $388 for the next 18 to 22 years.
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The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has accepted an Amicus brief filed by One Wisconsin Institute opposing the implementation of a state voter ID law.
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One Wisconsin Institute is today filing an amicus brief in support of the NAACP-Voces de la Frontera lawsuit against the state's voter identification law.
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How can making it more difficult for Wisconsin residents to exercise their right to vote in the leading democracy in the world be justified?
Scot Ross
From skyrocketing student loan debt, to the gender wage-gap, the incentive for the under 30-years-old, or so-called Millennials to vote is there.
Taylor Larson

Research by One Wisconsin Institute reveals that Wisconsin household's share of the student loan debt burden has a dramatic impact on their spending decisions.
Wisconsin State Journal
These billboards were an assault on the voters and the people of Wisconsin deserve to know who paid to attack the sacred right to vote in such an unseemly manner.
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One Wisconsin Institute joined community leaders and organizations in Milwaukee for a press conference about the dozens of voter suppression billboards, targeting communities of color.
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Student loan debt has become an economic crisis across the nation. Researchers with One Wisconsin Institute and student leaders presented findings on the debt crisis.
“I think that these billboards are designed to suppress the vote. That is their intention,” says Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Institute.
One Wisconsin Institute conducted a survey of 2,700 state residents that showed over one-third of individuals with bachelors or advanced degrees have outstanding student loan payments.
Badger Herald

A new study [by One Wisconsin Institute] quantifies the economic gut punch that many young adults in Wisconsin feel from student loan debt.
Wisconsin State Journal
Our research confirms the detrimental economic impact of student loan debt, finding it negatively affects new car purchasing and home ownership.
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One in five American households now owes money on student loans – more than double the percentage of households and nearly triple the average amount of college debt of two decades ago.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

As student loan debt tops one trillion dollars nationally federal officials are pointing to the debt crisis as a drag on economic recovery efforts.
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Voting is both our right and our civic responsibility. It is how we shape the future of our communities and hold our elected representatives accountable.
Scot Ross
Wisconsin is the only state to formally allow electronic copies of documents to be used to prove residency for voter registration.
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The Institute is urging GAB to update and evaluate their interpretation of Wisconsin law to allow legal voters to use electronic billing statements.
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An unprecedented cross-country cash grab, driven by donations from wealthy, right-wing ideologues and special interests, turbocharged with a campaign finance loophole allowed Gov. Scott Walker to raise donations in unlimited amounts to fund expenses related to “recall defense.”
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Share your student loan debt story.
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There is a long-held belief among many conservatives that public schools are simply not an appropriate role of government and should be privatized through the use of vouchers. One of the staunchest supporters of this extreme view is Gov. Scott Walker.
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A comprehensive analysis entitled “D is for Dismantle,” authored by the non-partisan One Wisconsin Institute shows that despite claims from Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin schools are not failing, instead his budget cuts and disastrous education policies endanger our proud tradition of excellent schools.
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One Wisconsin Institute, a non-partisan organization, released a report last week that says that “despite claims from Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin is not ‘broke.’”
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A comprehensive analysis authored by the non-partisan One Wisconsin Institute shows that despite claims from Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin is not “broke.”
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With the mantra “we're broke,” Gov. Scott Walker proposed slashing funding to services and public goods of the middle class – all the while cutting taxes by $200 million for the wealthy and corporations. The reality is that there is no fiscal emergency and we're not broke.
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Laws which promote voter participation, such as no-excuse absentee balloting and Election Day registration must remain in place.
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