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Confronting the 21st Century’s Third Rail of Economic Politics


One Wisconsin Now said allowing students to refinance their loans in a system that’s “rigged against them” gives them a “shot at their piece of the American Dream.”
Badger Herald
03/21/2017
"In addition to your principle... and the interest that you're being charged... you're also then getting charged an interest, another rate on top of that for defaulting."
WKOW-TV
03/20/2017
In good news for Wisconsin student loan borrowers, state legislative Democrats have again officially introduced the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act.
One Wisconsin Now
03/09/2017

“While other states are stepping up to protect students, Walker has a different idea,” said Analiese Eicher, program director for One Wisconsin Now.
Wisconsin State Journal
02/10/2017
Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate EAB after that federal regulatory action drew criticism from the progressive advocacy group One Wisconsin Now.
Capital Times
02/09/2017
Scott Walker's Unsuccessful 2015 Effort to Nix State Authority Regulating For Profit Colleges in Wisconsin Since 1944 Makes Return Appearance in 2017.
One Wisconsin Now
02/09/2017

Scott Walker’s budget has a huge deficit of common sense, again failing to include student loan reforms like allowing borrowers to refinance.
One Wisconsin Now
02/08/2017
Scot Ross, executive director of the public policy non-profit group One Wisconsin Now, said it's not just a problem that affects young people.
WXPR-FM
02/07/2017
With student loan debt rising to record levels and Wisconsin ranking in the top five states for percentage of graduates with debt, it’s time for real solutions.
One Wisconsin Now
02/07/2017

The student loan debt crisis is a state and national crisis, it is a multi-generational crisis and it is a worsening crisis.
Capital Times
01/30/2017
So here’s a little advice for Gov. Scott Walker, stop dodging the student loan debt crisis and start leading by supporting real, common sense reform.
Scot Ross
01/12/2017
One Wisconsin Now, a driving force behind the effort to create a refinancing authority, accused Walker of giving "recycled advice instead of solutions."
Capital Times
01/11/2017

Gov. Scott Walker is expected to discuss is his recycled advice to “call a bank” to help Wisconsin borrowers deal with the student loan debt crisis.
One Wisconsin Now
01/11/2017
Instead of previewing a new policy solution to the crisis, Scott Walker repeated stale talking points and essentially told borrowers to “call a bank.”
One Wisconsin Now
01/10/2017
Jenni Dye [research director for One Wisconsin Now] sees a value to organizing around issues like college debt relief that resonate with voters.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
11/06/2016

The average amount of debt per student has increased more than 50 percent in the last decade, according to TICAS, and One Wisconsin Institute.
Loyola Phoenix
11/03/2016
One Wisconsin Institute has released two new videos of student loan borrowers telling their stories as part of their “I Am A Student Loan Voter” campaign.
One Wisconsin Institute
11/02/2016
One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy group based in Madison, was one of the earliest advocates for addressing the student loan debt issue.
Associated Press
10/31/2016

People across the ideological spectrum agree that student loan debt is a crisis and that borrowers should be able to refinancing their loans like you can a mortgage. Eric Wimberger does not.
Scot Ross
10/31/2016
"This debt causes a significant economic drag on the state's economy," said Mike [Browne], an analyst at One Wisconsin Institute.
Wausau Daily Herald
10/25/2016
A new Student Loan Voter Scorecard recently released by the non-partisan One Wisconsin Institute evaluated the positions taken by state legislators.
SSDC
10/24/2016

New research finds UW–Oshkosh class of 2015 graduates have the highest average debt of graduates from any four year public universities in Wisconsin.
One Wisconsin Now
10/19/2016
One Wisconsin Now, which has been a tireless advocate for student loan relief, has labeled Johnson the worst U.S. senator on the student loan crisis.
Capital Times
10/19/2016
The latest increase in the burden of student debt adds urgency to what has been a defining issue in the 2016 race for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.
One Wisconsin Now
10/18/2016

Russ Feingold, Sen. Ron Johnson Match-Up Is Common Sense Versus Uncommon Ignorance on Student Loan Debt Issue
One Wisconsin Now
10/14/2016
One Wisconsin Institute is releasing a series of video interviews featuring Wisconsin borrowers telling their stories about what student loan debt means to them and their families.
One Wisconsin Institute
10/14/2016
Ron Johnson repeated his opposition to letting borrowers refinance their loans and went on to declare too much financial aid for students was the problem.
One Wisconsin Now
10/07/2016

There is no issue with a starker contrast: Democrats want student loan reform and college affordability and Republicans want to starve education.
One Wisconsin Now
10/05/2016
Scot Ross of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, described it as a stunt ... He said the governor was basically telling student borrowers to “call a bank.”
Kenosha News
09/29/2016
You cannot refinance federal student loans with the government. We need to change the system. That means changing the minds of politicians like Scott Walker.
Analiese Eicher
09/29/2016

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross spoke to media following Gov. Scott Walker's news conference.
Wisconsin Eye
09/28/2016
Scot Ross said he didn't believe these steps would be enough to address the growing burden of student loan debt in the state.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
09/28/2016
One Wisconsin Now told reporters the expansion likely won't help anyone because students and recent graduates typically lack collateral and a credit history.
Associated Press
09/27/2016

Wisconsin student loan borrowers have over $19 billion in debt and the best Scott Walker can do is to hold a press conference announcing he's doing nothing.
One Wisconsin Now
09/27/2016
The effort drew criticism from Scot Ross with One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy group that has been a strong proponent for reforms in the student loan system.
Wisconsin Radio Network
09/27/2016
Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a liberal advocacy group heavily involved in the student debt issues, called the new initiative "useless."
Wisconsin Public Radio
09/27/2016

With 70 percent of our graduates having student debt - and his answer is a website and go to a bank - as offensive as it is useless.
WKOW-TV
09/27/2016
One Wisconsin Now questioned why Weiss hasn't been more visible, noting DFI's website doesn't appear to offer any contact information.
Capital Times
09/22/2016
Over 80 Percent of Survey Respondents in Three Swing State Senate Districts Back Allowing Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers to Refinance.
One Wisconsin Now
09/22/2016

At StudentLoanVoter.org, Wisconsin Voters Can Find Out Who Is, And Who Isn’t, Supporting Common Sense Reforms to Reduce Burden on Student Loan Borrowers.
One Wisconsin Institute
09/21/2016
According to media reports, a Minnesota judge has ruled that the for-profit Globe University has violated state consumer protection and fraud laws.
One Wisconsin Now
09/12/2016
ITT Tech announced it's closing immediately, leaving hundreds of Wisconsin students in limbo, while Republicans give aid and comfort to predatory for-profits.
One Wisconsin Now
09/07/2016

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has certainly earned his Ph.D. in Washington D.C. doublespeak with his outburst this week.
One Wisconsin Now
09/02/2016
Scott Walker and Ron Johnson oppose allowing more than 500,000 Wisconsin student loan borrowers to refinance their loans, just like you can a mortgage.
One Wisconsin Now
08/26/2016
“We know Ron Johnson graduated from college 40 years ago, but we assumed it was from a university here on planet Earth,” quipped Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now.
Capital Times
08/23/2016

Walker is making education less and less affordable, with serious consequences for our state economy and the best he can do is apparently hold photo ops with bureaucrats.
One Wisconsin Now
08/23/2016
Fighting Bob Fest 2016 is less than a month away... Among the other speakers will be Scot Ross, who has feverishly campaigned for college loan reform.
Capital Times
08/22/2016
We know Ron Johnson graduated from college 40 years ago, but we assumed it was from a university here on planet Earth.
One Wisconsin Now
08/19/2016