Using Statistical Assumptions — Amodei Attempts to Sell Nevadans on HR1

The House Republican Conference released their “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” claiming that it’s a “comprehensive plan to reform our nation’s tax system.”  NOPE.  The largest “cuts” go to corporations and the rich with the dregs being divided up across the masses.  The House Republican Conference released their “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” claiming that it’s …

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Empowering Nevada’s Hardworking Families

— by Jason Frierson This past Monday we saw the second big deadline of the 2017 Legislative Session – the last day for Assembly committees to introduce legislation. With over 1,000 bills and resolutions introduced each legislative session, Nevada’s Assembly committees have their work cut out for them! Committees give Nevadans the opportunity to share their …

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Trump Business Model in Effect at DofEd: Borrowers ‘Chilled to the Bone’ as DOE Reneges on Student Loan Forgiveness

Young people who took low-paying, public-sector jobs with promise of loan forgiveness now ‘hosed’ by Lauren McCauley, staff writer at CommonDreams In a troubling development for the countless people saddled with student debt, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) may be reneging on a promise made to over 550,000 such borrowers who were led to believe that …

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CFPB Offers Info on Military Community Student Loans

From a January 30 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau release:  Here are some reminders of your rights, protections, and resources as a student loan borrower and member of the military community: The CFPB has created an action guide detailing options for service members to help tackle your student loan debt, ranging from details about different Income …

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Snapshot of Older Consumers and Student Loan Debt

The number of consumers age 60 and older with student loan debt has quadrupled over the last decade in the United States, and the average amount they owe has also dramatically increased.  This trend is not only the result of borrowers carrying student debt later into life, but also the growing number of older consumers …

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One More Vote, One More Filibuster

— by Elizabeth Warren We lost the vote. This morning, the Senate held its first vote on the Bank on Students Act to let people refinance their student loans. We got a majority — 58 senators were ready to go our way — but the Republicans filibustered the bill and we didn’t even get to debate …

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An Endangered Species Up in Arms

The number of students taking humanities courses is plummeting, and financing for liberal arts education is being tea-partied to death. — by Donald Kaul As many of you already have intuited, I don’t know everything. Nobody does, I suppose. More importantly, I don’t know everything about anything. I’m what used to be called “a generalist,” …

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Banking on Education

On July 1st, student loan rates are set to double, which spells dire consequences for our nation’s future. But it’s not just students, or even young adults who suffer from this debt crisis, but the economy as a whole! Find out how this impacts everyone and what you can do: Click to Enlarge Image Banking …

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