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One Wisconsin Now Delivers Testimony Before Federal Committee

One Wisconsin Now Program Director Analiese Eicher today delivered testimony at a public hearing before a federal negotiated rule-making committee.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/13/2018
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Student Debt Becomes WISGOP 2018 Panic Room Issue

John Nygren has been seeking information about a program in Connecticut that helps borrowers there refinance their student loans at lower interest rates.
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One Wisconsin Now
09/13/2018
Testimony

Testimony Before Committee Considering Changes to Student Loan Rules

The Betsy DeVos Department of Education and the Scott Walker administration are moving to make the student loan debt system problems worse, not better.
Analiese Eicher
Analiese Eicher
09/13/2018
In The News

DeVos plan riles higher education officials

“Students and borrowers are not asking for much,” said Analiese Eicher, program director of the Madison-based One Wisconsin Now.
Kenosha News
09/13/2018
In The News

Walker unveils more details for student debt relief proposal

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
09/12/2018
In The News

Looking At The Student Loan Debt Crisis

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
09/11/2018
In The News

Why Walker Must Go Negative

Walker’s strategy is clear, Ross charges: “Instead of running on his record, he’s running on what he didn’t do.”
Urban Milwaukee
08/28/2018
In The News

Democrats’ bill would address students’ financial struggles

“Student loan debt is a clear and present multi-generational danger to the Wisconsin economy,” said One Wisconsin Now.
Wisconsin Gazette
08/23/2018
Press Release

Over 121,000 Likely Voters in Milwaukee County Pay Monthly Student Loan Debt

One Wisconsin Now's Analiese Eicher reminded the eight hopefuls that Scott Walker is the “worst governor in America for the student loan debt crisis.”
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One Wisconsin Now
08/03/2018
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Scott Walker, Betsy DeVos Roll Back Predatory For-Profit Protections

Cuts to State Oversight and Rollback of Federal ‘Borrowers Defense’ Rule Leaves Students Vulnerable to Abuse
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One Wisconsin Now
07/31/2018
Press Release

Scott Walker Hits Heights of Hypocrisy in Appearance Before Veterans

If Scott Walker really wanted to show respect for our veterans his policies would reflect that.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/13/2018
Press Release

Scott Walker Hasn’t Called Bank to Refinance Student Loan

When Scott Walker was questioned this week about whether he has followed his own advice, he indicated he had not.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/24/2018
In The News

Student Loan Debt Has Risen to 1.5 Trilllion Dollars

Analiese Eicher from One Wisconsin Now has been researching the issue of student loan debt for a while and joins 414Wisconsin to illuminate.
WRRD-AM
05/22/2018
Press Release

No Gifts for College Grads from Republicans This Weekend

College students across Wisconsin aren’t getting any presents from Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans in Wisconsin and Washington D.C.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/11/2018
Press Release

Student Loan Debt Rises 50 Percent on Sixth Anniversary of $1T Day

April 25, 2012 is recognized as the day student loan debt in the U.S. reached the $1 trillion mark. Six years later student loan debt exceeds $1.5 trillion.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/25/2018
In The News

How much will investing in your education cost you in debt?

Analiese Eicher explained that after freezing tuition, Walker’s administration also considerably cut the amount of funding allocated to the universities.
Daily Cardinal
04/25/2018
In The News

College Loan Default Rates Rise 20 Years After Enrollment

Similarly, another study from One Wisconsin Institute found that loan repayment takes 19.7 years for bachelor’s degrees and 23 years for graduate degrees.
Study Breaks
01/30/2018
In The News

How to Know if College Is Worth It

In a survey by the One Wisconsin Institute respondents reported an average repayment period of approximately 21 years for college debt.
Teen Vogue
01/05/2018
Press Release

Scott Walker Praises Creators of Student Loan Debt Crisis

Scott Walker, who opposes a common sense student loan refinance plan, is “honoring” one of the nation’s most worst actors in the student loan crisis, Sallie Mae.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/05/2018
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Rep. Adam Jarchow Stars as ‘Jar Jar Banks’ In 10th Senate District Run

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross suggested Rep. Adam Jarchow has earned the moniker “Jar Jar Banks” for choosing banks over student loan borrowers.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/05/2018
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Wisconsin GOP Doing Nothing to Solve State’s $24B Student Loan Crisis

An Assembly Republican committee will hold a public hearing on legislation that “would do less than nothing” to solve the student loan crisis in Wisconsin.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/04/2018
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$1.5 Trillion GOP Tax Cut Deficit Would Pay Off All Student Debt in America

Republicans could have paid off the student loan debt of every American with what they’re willing to pile on to the federal deficit with their tax scheme.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/02/2018
In The News

The Federal Tax Code Is the Latest Weapon in GOP Assault on Higher Education

Several provisions in the tax bill being advanced by Congressional Republicans target student loan borrowers, students, and the schools they attend.
The Progressive
12/04/2017
Press Release

Latest Higher Ed Proposals Prove It Can Always Get Worse With Donald Trump

The administration of Donald Trump today made public the changes they will seek in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
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One Wisconsin Now
12/01/2017
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Scott Walker’s Choice: Taxpayer-Funded Ads Over Solutions

Scott Walker announced today he will spend millions of state tax dollars on a national marketing campaign to try to attract millennial workers to Wisconsin.
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One Wisconsin Now
11/29/2017
In The News

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
Press Release

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
In The News

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
Press Release

For Student Loan Borrowers, Scott Walker Is the 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
Press Release

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
In The News

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
Press Release

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
In The News

Government student debt refinancing has support among lawmakers, but no near term agreement

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
Press Release

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
In The News

Cap Times Talk panelists: Student loan debt needs fix before a crisis hits

“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
Press Release

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
In The News

Analiese Eicher: Walker, GOP not even trying to solve student loan debt crisis

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
In The News

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
In The News

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
Press Release

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
In The News

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
In The News

Bryan Kelly talks with Analiese about reforms to help student loan borrowers refinance their debt

Bryan Kelly talks with Analiese about reforms to help student loan borrowers refinance their debt.
WRRD-AM
09/12/2017
In The News

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
In The News

Poll: 64 percent of WI voters want state plan for student loan refinancing

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