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  • Testimony Before Federal Government 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, 09/13/2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • More Than 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.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/03/2018
  • Student Debt Duo Scott Walker and Betsy DeVos Team Up to Roll Back Protections From Predatory For-Profit Colleges

    Cuts to State Oversight and Rollback of Federal ‘Borrowers Defense’ Rule Leaves Students Vulnerable to Abuse

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2018
  • Scott Walker Hits Heights of Hypocrisy in Appearance Before Armed Service Veterans in Fox Valley

    If Scott Walker really wanted to show respect for our veterans his policies would reflect that.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/13/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Hasn’t Called a Bank to Refinance His Family’s Student Loan Debt, And He Won’t Help Other Wisconsin Families Refinance Their Student Loans

    When Scott Walker was questioned this week about whether he has followed his own advice, he indicated he had not.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/24/2018
  • 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
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/11/2018
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/25/2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gov. 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/05/2018
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/05/2018
  • Wisconsin Republicans Doing Nothing to Solve State’s $24 Billion 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/04/2018
  • The Republicans’ Choice: Tax Giveaways for the Wealthy and Corporations Instead of Help for Hard Working Student Loan Borrowers

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/02/2018
  • 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
  • Latest Higher Ed Proposals Prove, Again, 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/01/2017
  • Gov. 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/29/2017
  • 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
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/07/2017
  • 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
  • For Student Loan Borrowers, Scott Walker Is America’s 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/06/2017
  • Trump-Ryan-Republican 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/02/2017
  • 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
  • Report Shows Wisconsin’s Share of $1.4 Trillion in U.S. 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/31/2017
  • 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
  • New Poll Finds Overwhelming, Bipartisan Support Among Wisconsin Voters for Allowing Student Loan Refinancing

    Yet another poll of Wisconsin voters finds broad support for allowing student loan borrowers to refinance their loans.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/26/2017