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    Loading the player... A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Milwaukee issued a temporary restraining order Thursday suspending the program for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. In...
    A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against White farmers. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Milwaukee issued a temporary restraining order Thursday suspending the program for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The program pays...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Milwaukee issued a temporary restraining order Thursday suspending the program for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported....
    Women would be among the biggest winners of student loan forgivness.Ines Fraile | iStock | Getty Images Certain critics of student loan forgiveness have argued that the policy would largely benefit the relatively well-off, pointing out that college degrees lead to higher earnings. However, new research finds that the biggest benefits of cancelling student debt...
    ericsphotography | E+ | Getty Images Student loan borrowers looking for promising signs that their debt will be forgiven have come up short of late. President Joe Biden didn't include any debt cancellation in his budget request to Congress. Loan forgiveness was also absent from the president's plans to rebuild the country's infrastructure and his...
    U.S. President Joe Biden.Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden has a problem with broad student loan forgiveness. In a recent interview with New York Times columnist David Brooks, Biden said: "The idea that you go to Penn and you're paying a total of 70,000 bucks a year and the public should pay...
    VIDEO6:4006:40Will your student loan debt be forgiven?Make It Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the price of higher education is an even bigger consideration for students and their families than usual. At the same time, the cost of a four-year college or university has never been higher. For the 2020-21 academic year, average tuition and fees increased 1.1% for...
    President Joe Biden will reportedly ditch student loan forgiveness from the budget this week, breaking a campaign promise to far-left Democrats. “The idea that you go to Penn and you’re paying a total of 70,000 bucks a year and the public should pay for that? I don’t agree,” Biden said to the New York Times on...
    Joe Biden will not include student loan forgiveness in his upcoming Budget, after pledging to cancel $10,000 from loans on the campaign trail. Biden is due to announce his latest budget at the end of next week, and claims he has grown suspicious of wiping out the loans. The shift in policy is a major...
    Just sit there and answer the questions. Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been ordered to sit for a three-hour deposition for lawyers handling a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of around 160,000 student loan borrowers, came from the students defrauded by numerous for-profit colleges across the country. These were organizations like Trump University,...
    fizkes | iStock | Getty Images Outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. has climbed to $1.7 trillion, a balance that is not evenly distributed among college graduates. Certain groups are far more burdened than others. President Joe Biden is now considering whether or not to reduce or eliminate those burdens by forgiving student debt....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- One major bank is putting checks and balances in place when it comes to applying for pandemic relief after 7 On Your Side Investigates started looking into an issue with the online application process.It's good news for the owner of an art auction business in Chelsea who called 7 On Your...
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    PRESIDENT Joe Biden is working on two stimulus proposals that could include more relief checks or cancel student loan debt. The policy proposals currently focus on creating jobs and supporting families, but many are hopeful that additional stimulus checks and student loan forgiveness will also make the cut. 3Many want Biden to expand...
                      by M.D. Kittle  Christopher Baird owns a dairy farm near Ferryville in southwest Wisconsin, not far from the Mississippi River. He milks about 50 cows and farms approximately 80 acres of pasture. Like a lot of farmers, Baird has direct loans through the U.S. Department...
                      by Benjamin Yount  A pair of Wisconsin farmers are part of a new lawsuit challenging President Biden’s race-based program for farm loan forgiveness. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed the suit on behalf of Calumet County farmer Adam Faust and Crawford County farmer...
    MADISON, Wis. -- A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can't participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they're white.The group of plaintiffs includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Ohio. According to the lawsuit, the Biden administration's COVID-19 stimulus plan provides $4 billion to forgive loans for...
    eric1513 | iStock | Getty Images Things are looking up for the 44 million Americans saddled with student loans. President Joe Biden has said he supports cancelling $10,000 in student loans per borrower. Facing pressure from other Democrats, progressives and borrowers, Biden has also now asked his education secretary to prepare a memo on his...
    A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can't participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they're White. The group of plaintiffs includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Ohio. According to the lawsuit, the Biden administration's COVID-19 stimulus plan provides $4 billion to forgive loans for socially disadvantaged...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Midwestern farmers sued the federal government Thursday alleging they can’t participate in a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program because they’re white. The group of plaintiffs includes farmers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Ohio. According to the lawsuit, the Biden administration’s COVID-19 stimulus plan provides $4 billion to forgive...
    Student loan forgiveness was notably absent from President BidenJoe BidenBiden prepping cybersecurity executive order in response to SolarWinds attack Photoshopped deer in Kevlar vests circulate after Biden gun control comment Majority of viewers approved of Biden address to Congress: poll MORE's first address before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, overlooking mounting pressure from progressives for him...
    SCAMMERS are ripping off confused students, by tricking them into believing their loans will be 'forgiven'. So has US President Joe Biden kept his promise to tackle America's student loan debt crisis? We look at his speech, marking his first 100 days in office. 5US President Joe Biden stresses a point during his speech on...
    chanakon laorob | iStock | Getty Images Student debt can impact so many aspects of a person's life, from the careers they pursue to if and when they're able to purchase a home. So it's no wonder that a lot of people feel stuck in limbo as President Joe Biden and other elected officials debate...
    The government's stimulus response to the pandemic may accelerate the trend of companies offering student loan assistance as a benefit.Mark Chilton | iStock | Getty Images Phyllis Wintter has had student debt for more than 30 years. At 67, she still owes around $48,000. Now she hopes that change could be coming, and that President...
    Michael Reynolds/Zumapress Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Senate Democrats made the case Tuesday for canceling some student debt, noting that debt forgiveness would stimulate the pandemic-battered economy, help close the racial wealth gap, and aid families who...
    Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images While the latest stimulus package and a new massive infrastructure bill are the main topics of conversation in Washington of late, President Joe Biden continues to be under mounting pressure to take action on student loan forgiveness, too. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., held a hearing on...
    Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley delivered an ultimatum on the issue of college loans in an April 12 Twitter post. “You can’t be anti-racist if you’re anti student debt cancellation,” Pressley wrote, linking to a Washington Post article on people struggling to pay their student loans. According to the Chamber of Commerce, roughly 44.5 million...
    President Joe Biden is still thinking about—and collecting evidence on—whether to cancel student loan debt, and if so, how far to go. Speaking to Politico on Thursday, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Biden had asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to put together a report on his legal options.  “Hopefully we’ll see that in the...
    President Joe Biden is exploring presidential authority to forgive student loans — but has yet to decide how best to address the financial burden on student borrowers. White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Thursday the president has asked his Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to prepare a memo on the president's legal authority...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden has asked his Secretary of Education if he has the authority to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt for borrowers. Biden has gone to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to figure out if he has the legal authority as president to wipe out debt for millions of people. 3Joe Biden has...
    (CBS4) – Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is demanding a full refund on federal student loans for students defrauded by the now defunct ITT Technical Institute. In 2016, ITT Tech closed two campuses in Colorado. (credit: CBS) Weiser is urging the U.S. Department of Education to cancel the loan debt. He says the for-profit school...
    President Joe Biden directed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to compile a memo outlining his legal authority regarding student loan forgiveness. Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, spoke of the memo, which includes an option to cancel up to $50,000, during a Politico event Thursday. He said Biden is hoping to see the report “in...
    US President Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 31, 2021.Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden has requested that Education Secretary Miguel Cardona prepare a report on the president's legal authority to cancel up to $50,000 in student debt per borrower, White House chief of staff Ron Klain said in...
    WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration is expanding the pause on student loan interest and collections to the more than a million borrowers who are in default on loans made by private lenders, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday."This step particularly protects 800,000 borrowers who are at risk of having their tax refunds seized,"...
    (CNN)The Biden administration is expanding the pause on student loan interest and collections to the more than a million borrowers who are in default on loans made by private lenders, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. "This step particularly protects 800,000 borrowers who are at risk of having their tax refunds seized," Psaki...
    Washington (CNN)The Biden administration has reversed a controversial Trump-era policy that will lead to the cancellation of roughly $1 billion in student debt for borrowers who were defrauded by their colleges. The change will deliver full loan forgiveness to 73,000 people who were deemed eligible for the relief under former Education Secretary Betsy Devos but...
    The tax break on college debt cancellations in the COVID-19 relief package signed last week by President Joe Biden has removed a potential roadblock to forgiving student loan debt: taxes. The provision won't count any debt forgiven from December 31, 2020, to January 1, 2026, as income. Under one of the existing forgiveness programs (income-driven...
    The tax break on college debt cancellations in the COVID-19 relief package signed last week by President Joe Biden has removed a potential roadblock to forgiving student loan debt: taxes . The provision won’t count any debt forgiven from Dec. 31, 2020, to Jan. 1, 2026, as income. Under one of the existing forgiveness programs...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday he will enact a $29 million electric bill forgiveness plan for Texans who were gouged by surging energy prices during last month’s historic winter storm. According to the Paxton’s office, Griddy Energy LLC, debited their customers “enormous amounts.” The energy company, which also filed for bankruptcy...
    A man exits the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has cracked down on another company trying to swindle money out of student loan borrowers by promising them relief with their debt. The bureau on...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer again urged President Joe Biden to reconsider canceling $50,000 in student loan debt for Americans, citing a provision in the recently passed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. In a speech on the Senate floor Monday, Schumer said the provision in the stimulus bill that makes loan forgiveness tax-free until 2026 “sets...
    Ungureanu Vadim | EyeEm | Getty Images Student loan forgiveness is now tax-free, thanks to a provision included in the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus stimulus package that President Joe Biden signed into law on Thursday. Formerly, any student loan debt canceled by the government was considered taxable and levied at the borrower's normal income tax...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's International Women's Day and we are celebrating by launching a week-long series about the everyday heroes in our lives. "Our America: Women Forward" features stories about how women are breaking barriers and persevering through challenges. Among the most critical struggles is the student loan debt crisis, which disproportionately affects women...
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