Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #67 Relating to Creating a Task Force on Student Debt
PEWAUKEE — Gov. Tony Evers today, joined by Department of Financial Institutions Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld, signed Executive Order #67 creating the Governor’s Task Force on Student Debt. This task force will be chaired by Secretary Blumenfeld and will be tasked with assessing student debt in Wisconsin and providing long-term strategies to reduce education-related debt, prevent abusive practices by loan companies, and improve financial literacy education.
“Deciding how much debt to take on to go to college is perhaps the first serious financial decision a lot of students make. Unfortunately, many don’t full consider the ramifications of that debt until it’s too late—when they start paying it back,” said Secretary Blumenfeld. “This results in students and families having to choose between paying their bills and defaulting on their loans. I heard these struggles from so many as I traveled across the state this past year, which is why I’m so passionate about finding creative ways to help our students and families.”
Executive Order #67 can be found here.
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