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  • Take It to the Bank: Gov. Walker’s Budget Plan Will Explode Student Loan Debt In Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recently-unveiled higher education budget plans will only exacerbate the burgeoning student loan debt crisis.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/30/2015
  • Gov. Walker Proposes Big Cuts to University of Wisconsin System, Big Tuition Hikes for Wisconsin Students and Big Payday for Milwaukee Bucks

    Gov. Scott Walker today announced he is calling for $300 million in budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System and allowing unlimited tuition hikes beginning in 2017.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/27/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Praises President Obama’s Call for Free Community College in State of the Union Address

    President Obama's vision for an educated, well-trained, debt free workforce stands in marked contrast to what we've gotten in Wisconsin from Gov. Scott Walker.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/20/2015
  • Mark Pocan Reflects on Student Loan Debt Work, Dysfunctional Congress

    [U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan] credits the Madison-based advocacy group One Wisconsin Now with doing the work that created the foundation for his legislation.

    Capital Times, 01/19/2015
  • UW’s Sara Goldrick-Rab Says Obama’s Free Community College Plan Is ‘smart and Bold’

    In Wisconsin, the advocacy group One Wisconsin Now said that the plan reflects the national value that that public education is a public good that the public supports.

    Capital Times, 01/10/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Enthusiastically Supports President Obama’s Proposal for Free Community College Tuition

    Because elected officials like U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Gov. Scott Walker have failed to act in the interests of Wisconsin’s nearly one million student loan borrowers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/09/2015
  • Walker Inaugural Address Ignores One Million Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers

    What he didn't do was use any of those words to call for desperately needed reform for one million student loan borrowers in Wisconsin, and forty million more across the country.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/05/2015
  • As Percentage of Wisconsin Graduates With Student Loan Debt Rises, GOP Leaves Borrowers Out in the Cold

    It is appalling Gov. Walker and the Republican legislative majority have again turned their back on the hard working college graduates saddled with massive education debt.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/13/2014
  • Mentions of ‘Washington’ Equal ‘Wisconsin’ in Gov. Walker’s Election Night Speech

    Walker's eleven-minute speech mentioned Wisconsin ten times, Washington nine times and America twelve times. A stunning display that Wisconsin's Governor has already moved on to his next electoral objective.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/05/2014
  • Gov. Walker’s Student Loan Horror Show Premieres at ‘’

    One Wisconsin Now is using Halloween to debut a new graphic depiction of the horrors of Gov. Scott Walker’s opposition to common sense student loan reforms for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/31/2014
  • Degrees of Risk: College Is a Financial Gamble for Too Many

    Activists like Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now are arguing that student loans should be a deciding issue in the Nov. 4 election. Democratic challenger Mary Burke is making college affordability a pillar of her economic recovery plan.

    Capital Times, 10/29/2014
  • Wisconsin Minimum Wage, Maximum Student Debt Tour Counters Walker Bus Stops

    U.S. Army Veteran and UW student Saul Newton will counter Gov. Walker's bus tour today with his own “Wisconsin Minimum Wage, Maximum Student Debt Tour.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/29/2014
  • Mary Burke Supports Student Loan Debt Reform

    Gov. Walker doesn't support common sense Reforms, like allowing Wisconsin's 800,000 borrowers to refinance loans at lower market rates.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/28/2014
  • Candidates Court ‘Basement Grads’ Who Struggle With Student Debt

    Scot Ross, the executive director of One Wisconsin Now, believes the issue could one day be as important as Social Security or Medicaid. Nearly three quarters of college students leave school with...

    Wall Street Journal, 10/26/2014
  • The Lost Generation

    According to a report from the One Wisconsin Institute, the devastating effects of student loan debt “may reduce new vehicle spending by as much as an estimated $6.4 billion annually in the US..

    Truth-Out, 10/21/2014
  • Walker Ad Can’t Hide Failing Record on Higher Ed, Student Loan Debt

    In a deceptive new ad, the flailing campaign of Gov. Scott Walker is trying to whitewash his disastrous record on student loan debt and higher education.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/20/2014
  • MEMO: A $1.2 Trillion Crisis

    Students, borrowers and their families are increasingly being squeezed by a system in which dramatic cuts to the university and technical colleges, skyrocketing tuition and profiteering by big banks and the federal...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/17/2014
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Exposes Issues in Private Student Loan System

    A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau points to the need for significant reform to the student loan system, including allowing refinancing.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/16/2014
  • Mary Burke Repeats Call for Student Loan Reform to Aid Borrowers

    During an editorial board visit with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, today, Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke reiterated her call for student loan reform.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/15/2014
  • Over 800,000 Reasons to Address Student Loan Debt in Gubernatorial Debate

    Students and borrowers have done the right thing. Mary Burke is listening to them and Gov. Walker is listening to the Wall Street bankers financing his campaign.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/10/2014
  • Mary Burke Calls Student Loan Reform to Aid Borrowers Her Top Priority As Governor

    Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke told the Associated Press her “first priority” as governor would be passing the Higher Ed, Lower Debt bill to lower student debt.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/06/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Praises Susan Happ Call for Crackdown on For-Profit Colleges

    One Wisconsin Now praised Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ’s plan to use the Attorney General’s office to crackdown on unscrupulous for-profit colleges.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/03/2014
  • Long-term Student Debt Is a Drag on Economy

    As if we didn’t already have enough evidence of the ill effects of the heavy burden of student loan debt, there was new evidence last week that the damage isn’t just confined to students themselves.

    Racine Journal Times, 09/29/2014
  • Gov. Walker Refuses to Help Student Loan Borrowers As His WEDC Lets Businesses That Owe Millions to State Off the Hook

    Gov. Scott Walker has steadfastly refused to support a common sense state plan to allow students loan refinancing, just like you can a mortgage.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/26/2014
  • Pricetag of Student Loan Debt Continues to Rise: Recent Study Shows Housing Industry Loses $83 Billion in Sales Annually

    A recent study from a home building industry consulting firm estimates student loan debt is costing the U.S. housing market $83 billion annually in lost home sales.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 09/24/2014
  • What College Republicans Get Wrong About Higher Ed, Lower Debt

    The Higher Ed, Lower Debt bill was something substantive that dealt with student loan debt from a long-term perspective, and Republicans killed it without even a second glance.

    Badger Herald, 09/17/2014
  • What College Republicans Get Wrong About Higher Ed, Lower Debt

    This bill was something substantive that dealt with student loan debt from a long-term perspective, and Republicans killed it without even a second glance.

    Miles Brown, 09/17/2014
  • Sen. Baldwin Introduces Bills to Stop Punishing Hard Working Students for Being Hard Working

    The Working Student Act authored by Sen. Baldwin would increase the earning limit for students who work and also rely on need-based federal financial aid like Pell Grants to pay for their tuition.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/12/2014
  • Study Shows Minority Students Take on More Debt

    One Wisconsin Intern Miles Brown, an African American who is now a senior at UW-Madison says he grew up in poverty, in a family where no one had a 4-year-degree.

    WKOW-TV, 09/10/2014
  • Gov. Walker Earns Failing Grades in Student Loan Debt 101 on College Tour

    A recent college campus tour undertaken by the increasingly desperate campaign of Gov. Scott Walker earns failing grades for failing to take on the $1.2 trillion student loan debt crisis.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/10/2014
  • Walker Discusses UW Affordability at UW-Eau Claire Visit

    One Wisconsin Now is blasting Walker because he hiked tuition, flat-lined financial aid, and let legislation that would have helped current student borrowers refinance their loans die.

    WEAU-TV, 09/10/2014
  • Will Ron Johnson Be Deciding Vote on Student Loan Refinancing?

    Johnson could be the deciding vote on legislation authored by Sen. Warren, and sponsored by Sen. Baldwin, to allow student loans to be refinanced.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/09/2014