Sen. Elizabeth Warren Proposes Refinancing Student Loan Interest Rates

Photo from action.workingfamiliesparty.org

Photo from action.workingfamiliesparty.org

 

I received info and a petition asking to support Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new proposal to help college students pay back their loans. Other than what the petition says, and information from Warren’s own website, I haven’t found much else about it. From Warren’s senate website:

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NY State Budget Leaves College Students Out

NY State Legislature- photo courtesy of Blog.Syracuse.com

NY State Legislature- photo courtesy of Blog.Syracuse.com

 

Article I wrote for a SUNY Purchase College newspaper.

In March, the 2013-14 NY State budget was passed by legislature in Albany. Of its many components, it increases the minimum wage to $9 an hour over three years and gives local businesses several tax breaks including one to encourage the hiring of recent veterans, according to CBS New York’s website. The full list of services and agencies granted continued or increased funding is long, but according to education reform activists there is a glaring omission — funds to improve conditions for students of state colleges and universities.

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