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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

 7:32 PM 

Dems ridicule college affordability package

Dems are criticizing the college affordability package as bills that do very little to solve the problems of student loan debt.

Still, AB 740, which would provide grants to tech colleges, passed 19-13 along party lines.

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling said the four college bills before the Senate will amount to about $2 million for tech college and university students. The La Crosse Dem said the package doesn't "move the needle" nearly as much as the Dems' "higher ed/lower debt" student loan refinancing legislation.

Walker's "big State of the State challenge" offers "micro-help, mini-help, tiny help, tiny," Shilling said.

"This is so pitiful," she said.


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