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  • Ivory Tower Film Screening Sparks Debate on Student Loan Debt Crisis

    Mayor Tom Barrett will discuss the impact of student loan debt on the City of Milwaukee and student loan debt reform advocate Scot Ross, Executive Director of One Wisconsin.

    WDJT-TV, 09/08/2014
  • Student Loan Debt Movie Makes Milwaukee Premiere

    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was also on hand for Monday's discussions along with student loan debt reform advocate Scot Ross, Executive Director of One Wisconsin.

    WDJT-TV, 09/08/2014
  • Gov. Walker Needs to Go Back to School on Education Policy

    As students across Wisconsin head back to school, it’s Gov. Scott Walker who needs to be educated about the impact of his wrong-headed education policies.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/29/2014
  • Wisconsin Group Wants to Turn Student Borrowers Into Activists

    Through the recession, college tuition skyrocketed at public universities to make up for flagging state funding. Some students who borrowed to keep up with rising costs face crushing debt repayments.

    PBS, 08/26/2014
  • One Wisconsin, Mark Pocan Featured on PBS NewsHour

    Could the country's more than 40 million student loan borrowers become a voting bloc with a voice? One Wisconsin Now, the liberal advocacy group headquartered in Madison, says yes.

    Capital Times, 08/26/2014
  • Workplace and Health Care Gender Inequality, Not Jobs, Making a ‘Wisconsin Comeback’ With the Regressive Policies of Gov. Scott Walker

    Gov. Scott Walker, who plunged the state to last in the Midwest in jobs on his watch, is touting a “Wisconsin comeback” in his stump speeches and TV ads.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/26/2014
  • PBS NewsHour Features One Wisconsin Now’s Student Loan Debt Work for Tuesday Segment

    The national ‘PBS NewsHour’ program will feature One Wisconsin Now and the Institute’s work on the student loan debt crisis in a segment airing Tuesday evening.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/25/2014
  • Jacob Schimmel: Walker Breaks ‘covenant’ With Students

    Common sense would tell you that when crucial educational programs are cut, people are going to make a lot of noise. But under the noise, Gov. Scott Walker was able to swiftly...

    La Crosse Tribune, 08/25/2014
  • Legislators, Reform Advocates to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson: State of the Nation Includes Too Much Student Debt

    Despite the data and urgent need for action, Sen. Johnson voted against common sense reforms like allowing borrowers to refinance their loans.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/07/2014
  • U.S. Rep. Pocan Authors New Legislation to Aid Student Loan Borrowers

    The Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act would allow student loan borrowers who have been granted debt relief as a result of consistent repayment towards their student loan debt an exemption from being taxed on the amount forgiven.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/29/2014
  • Gov. Walker Conducts Photo-Op at For-Profit College Chain Under Investigation by Attorneys General

    Gov. Walker is visiting a branch of ITT Tech which operates 145 campuses in 35 states and is one of four for-profit colleges under investigation by multiple attorneys general across the country.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/28/2014
  • GOP-Led Committee Studying Technical College System Ignoring Issues of Affordability, Student Debt

    A GOP-controlled committee examining changes to the governance and funding sources of the Wisconsin Technical College System appears poised to ignore the critical issue of affordability for students.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/24/2014
  • Latest Poll in Governor’s Race Gives Clues to Walker, GOP Push to Make It Harder for Students and Young People to Vote

    Now we see why Gov. Walker and his lapdog Republican controlled legislature were so eager to erect new barriers to young people voting – they’re overwhelmingly opposed to his record of cronyism, corruption and incompetence.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/24/2014
  • Student Loan Debt Reform Boosts Burke to Commanding Lead Among Younger Voters

    The latest Marquette University Law poll shows former Trek Executive Mary Burke with a commanding lead of 48-35 among voters aged 18-29.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/23/2014
  • Kleefisch Tech College Tour Ignores Walker Failures on Student Loan Debt

    Massive cuts, skyrocketing tuition and opposing reforms that would allow borrowers to refinance their loans, just like you can a mortgage or car loan – that’s the Walker-Kleefisch record.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/22/2014
  • Twenty to Life: Higher Education Turning Into Multi-Decade Debt Sentence

    The explosion in student loan debt has caused borrowers across the nation to spend an average of more than 20 years to pay off their higher education debt.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 06/24/2014
  • Saul Newton: Sen. Ron Johnson’s Shameful Votes

    We need elected officials willing to fight for us. Instead, Johnson has shown us exactly who he is: an embarrassment to Wisconsin.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/19/2014
  • Walker Cut UW Tuition and Student Loan Debt

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross, who has become a national leader on student loan debt issues, decried Walker’s “stunning lack of leadership.” “Wisconsin’s student loan debtors had a pathway to...

    Capital Times, 06/11/2014
  • Refinancing Help for Student Loan Borrowers Blocked by U.S. Senate Republicans

    Republicans in the U.S. Senate today voted to block action on legislation authored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and sponsored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin to allow student loans to be refinanced.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/11/2014
  • Obama Links Student Loan Payments to 10 Percent of Income

    Research conducted by the liberal advocacy group, One Wisconsin Institute, found Wisconsin residents with student loan debt were paying nearly $500 a month for more than 20 years.

    Capital Times, 06/10/2014
  • New Data Reveals Depths of Student Loan Debt Crisis in Wisconsin

    New data released today by the White House, based on 2014 Department of Education statistics, reveal Wisconsin’s share of the $1.2 trillion student loan debt crisis.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/10/2014
  • Demand Johnson Act

    We have to show Sen. Ron Johnson that we DEMAND action on the $1.2 trillion student loan debt crisis!

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2014
  • President Obama Helps Student Loan Borrowers With Order to Allow Lower Monthly Payments, Support for Loan Refinancing

    Obama announced new initiatives to help the estimated 40 million plus Americans currently burdened with over $1.2 trillion in student loan debt.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2014
  • Wisconsin Democrats Talk About Getting Young People to the Polls

    Liberal group One Wisconsin Now handed out “100 Grand” candy bars to symbolize the debt many college graduates now carry and stickers that read, “I am a Student Loan Debt Voter.”

    Capital Times, 06/09/2014
  • Will Sen. Ron Johnson Extend Call for Transparency to Himself?

    In a recent press release Sen. Ron Johnson announced he is calling for more “transparency” in the Congressional Budget Office’s fiscal analyses of the Affordable Care Act.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2014
  • In Historic First, Wisconsin Democrats Call for Action to Help Over 753,000 Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers

    In a historic first, Wisconsin Democrats today included support for common sense measures to help Wisconsin borrowers refinance their student loan debt as part of their party platform.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/07/2014
  • Seceding From the Union or Providing Relief From Student Loan Debt Crisis: Which Is Better for the Wisconsin Economy?

    The GOP engaged in a debate over a party platform resolution authorizing the state to secede from the union. Democrats meanwhile are set to take on serious economic issues.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/05/2014
  • U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson Has a Lot to Say About Student Loan Debt… But None of It Makes Any Sense

    Johnson’s disingenuousness was on full display as he conflated efforts to help student loan borrowers refinance loans with limited loan forgiveness programs.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/04/2014
  • U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson Needs to Go Back to School on Student Loan Debt

    Recent statements from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson on student loan debt reveal a need for him to go back to school on the issue.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/30/2014
  • Memo to Charlie: Gov. Walker’s Student Loan Debt Fail

    Gov. Walker and his sycophants like Charlie Sykes that regurgitate the Governor’s talking points can spin all they like. The fact remains that under Gov. Walker the student loan debt crisis in Wisconsin has gotten worse, not better.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/28/2014
  • Scott Walker, Opponent Mary Burke Tied in Latest Poll

    Burke put state Democrats’ popular measure to refinance student debt in her jobs plan, pointing out the toll college loan debt takes on Wisconsin’s economy and on its struggling middle class. This issue...

    The Progressive, 05/21/2014
  • Rep. Pocan Introduces Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act, Offers Lower Interest Rates for Borrowers

    U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-2) today introduced legislation, H.R. 4622, to automatically lower interest rates on federal student loans to 4%.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/09/2014