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  • Posted Rate deal doesn't resolve $1.2 trillion student loan crisis debt to One Wisconsin Now
    By Scot Ross Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Now that the U.S. Senate has acted on a deal to temporarily lower the interest rates on some new federal student loans, and an agreement with the House of Representatives seems imminent, some among the political and pundit class seem ready to declare the student loan debt crisis solved. Nothing could be further...
  • Posted Congressional Inaction to Blame for Doubling of Student Loan Rates to One Wisconsin Now
    Once again Congress failed to act. On July 1 the interest rates for Stafford loans jumped to 6.8%, which is double the current rate. It is not like Congress did not know this was coming. The July 1 deadline has been set for a year. Since January 2013, we only saw democrats stepping up to present solutions to this...
  • Posted Higher Education Becomes Double the Struggle to One Wisconsin Now
    By Cara Josephson To many, the idea of the "American Dream" is simple: Work hard, follow the rules, and you can receive an education, degree, high paying job, or whatever your dream may be. Unfortunately, with the crippling student loan debt crisis, many now realize all of their time and effort spent to achieve a higher education is not paying...
  • Posted Higher Education Become Double the Struggle to One Wisconsin Now
    By Cara Josephson To many, the idea of the "American Dream" is simple: Work hard, follow the rules, and you can receive an education, degree, high paying job, or whatever your dream may be. Unfortunately, with the crippling student loan debt crisis, many now realize all of their time and effort spent to achieve a higher education is not paying...
  • Posted Walker Slashes BadgerCare to One Wisconsin Now
    By Cara Josephson On Tuesday June 4th the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee faced a crucial decision impacting the lives of nearly 90,000 residents. The question became simple although the solution goes beyond the shaky reasoning of denying individuals health care. A critical element of the health care industry in Wisconsin is BadgerCare, health insurance for those in need. With health...
  • Posted UPDATED - The Fight For Voter Rights Not Over Yet to One Wisconsin Now
    By Lauren Krupp On June 17, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 against Arizona's law requiring documentation of citizenship for federal elections. As Wisconsin faces its own battle over voter rights, it is important to understand the precedent set. The Arizona law was ruled unconstitutional because it violated the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. States are prohibited from requiring additional documentation...
  • Posted 'Vos'sa the Hutt to One Wisconsin Now
    By Frances Black Robin Vos managed to slip a measure into the 2013-2015 budget to begin to reintroduce bounty hunters and bondsmen to the state. If this sounds familiar, it's because Vos attempted nearly identical legislation in the 2011 budget in a nearly identical fashion. The decidedly non-budget policy measure was added during a Joint Finance Committee meeting. By not...
  • Posted "School Choice" Will Destroy Wisconsin Education to One Wisconsin Now
    By Emily Ashlin Wisconsin has a proud history of strong public schools. "School choice" in Wisconsin has been a widely discussed issue as of late, which puts the future of Wisconsin's public school system in jeopardy. Senate and Assembly Republican leaders have decided to expand the school voucher system statewide, and boost funding for Wisconsin school voucher programs, taking more...
  • Posted Back Off Our Lady Bits to One Wisconsin Now
    By Frances Black The Republican-led Assembly and Senate recently passed a litany of anti-choice legislation. From sex-selective abortions to insurance coverage to the hot button mandatory ultrasounds, their legislation claims to be in the best interest of mothers. They're doing it for women they shout. What seems odd to me is that they seem to only care about women who...
  • Posted The Fight For Voter Rights Not Over Yet to One Wisconsin Now
    By Lauren Krupp On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 against Arizona's law requiring documentation of citizenship for federal elections. As Wisconsin faces its own battle over voter rights it is important to understand the precedent set. The Arizona law was ruled unconstitutional because it violated the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. States are prohibited from requiring additional documentation to...
  • Posted Turning Back the Clock on Voter Rights to One Wisconsin Now
    By Frances Black The desire to return to the "way things were" can be a sweet sentiment. What can be wrong with a return to better, simpler times? Nostalgia in politics normally means longing for a better time for certain groups only; namely white men. Legislators try to do this in a litany of ways. Pushes for abortion restrictions and...
  • Posted WATCH: One WI Now talks worker rights on the Melissa Harris-Perry show to One Wisconsin Now
    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director, Scot Ross, appeared Sunday on MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry show to comment on the unfair revenues of CEOs make in comparison to their workers, many of whom are middle aged workers trying to support families....
  • Posted WATCH: One WI Now appears on MSNBC to discuss student loan debt to One Wisconsin Now
    Executive Director Scot Ross talked about student loan debt on Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC. He emphasized that this is not the borrowers fault, and without relief, there will be long-term effects on the economy....
  • Posted One WI Now hosts student loan debt talk on the Mic to One Wisconsin Now
    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director, Scot Ross, hosted 92.1 the Mic to discuss the student loan debt crisis, highlighting the negative implications this trillion dollar debt has on the economy....
  • Posted A Call to Action in Defense of Education to One Wisconsin Now
    By Adelaide Davis In 2011 the student debt hit $1 trillion with $3,000 of new student debt accrued every second, according to Buisnessweek Magazine. Simultaneously, the cost of education has exploded, promising student loan debt will only continue to rise in the future. In his State of the Union address, President Obama promised to make university education more accessible to...
  • Posted Budget Cuts Inhibit the Right to Choose to One Wisconsin Now
    Written by: Adelaide Davis and Bri Backes Today, choice is a popular buzzword in the debate over women's health. Women argue they should be able to choose independently about health... Do I want to have children? Where do I want to give birth? Do I want to use oral contraceptives? Gender equality will only be a reality if women can...
  • Posted State of the State? More Like State of Gov. Walker's Presidential Campaign to One Wisconsin Now
    By Scot Ross Gov. Walker's address to the legislature on January 15th is termed the "State of the State", but is more appropriately the "State of the Walker 2016 Presidential Campaign". It is no coincidence that the first post-November election comments on his policy agenda for the coming year were made by Gov. Walker, at the Reagan library in California,...
  • Posted Scott Walker 2013: Past is Prologue? to One Wisconsin Now
    By Scot Ross On January 3rd 2011, Scott Walker turned his gubernatorial inauguration into a shockingly unseemly fundraiser for his own campaign and the state Republican Party. That was just the start. The cash grabs, pursuit of partisan political power and crony capitalism of his administration and campaign have continued, unashamedly and unabated, since that day. In rapid succession, Gov....
  • Posted Imagine That. Act to Stop Gun Violence to One Wisconsin Now
    By Scot Ross Thirty-four have died in Wisconsin from mass shootings since 2004. Meteor. Brookfield. Delevan. Crandon. Oak Creek. And Brookfield again. Communities scarred, lives lost, survivors inconsolable. Our national epidemic of gun violence added 26 innocent souls in Newtown. That 20 children could be gunned down in a shattering instant at the hands of one madman, is inconceivable in...
  • Posted Will Millennials Use Our Power on November 6? to One Wisconsin Now
    By Taylor Larson, Adelaide Davis and Leah McSteen One in four eligible voters belongs to our generation, the under 30-years-old, so-called Millennials. Our priorities and our values will have a lot to say with how we use that power in the voting booth, and ultimately what becomes the direction of this state and this country.  But will we vote? From...
  • Posted Walker remains relentless in his "War on Women" to One Wisconsin Now
    0 0 1 401 2291 One Wisconsin Now 19 5 2687 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Following last week's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Gov. Scott Walker announced his refusal to implement any provisions of the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin. In the news conference Walker stated, "While...
  • Posted Rep. Vos entangled in yet another ethics scandal to One Wisconsin Now
    Via The Cap Times Rep. Robin Vos is fast developing a reputation as the most scandal-plagued member of the Legislature.  Last year Vos, R-Burlington, used his position as co- chairman of the Joint Finance Committee to halt deliberations on serious state budget issues in order to advance legislation promoted by out-of-state interests -- specifically, the American Legislative Exchange Council, with...
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