March 18, 2016

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College Affordability Package Heads to the Governor

With the legislative session coming to a close, my top legislative proposal, the College Affordability Package, now heads to the governor to be signed into law. The Senate passed four bills in the College Affordability Package on Tuesday.


These bills are a win for thousands of students across the state. This package is another step in our efforts, including the tuition freeze, to keep college affordable. Our focus is on students completing their degrees and keeping the costs of college low in the first place. College affordability is a complex issue that will take an ongoing effort, and I will continue working with my colleagues and the UW, Technical Colleges, and Independent/Private Colleges on additional proposals.


Below is brief description of each bill:


Wisconsin Grants (AB 740): Benefits over 1,000 technical college students by increasing the needs-based Wisconsin Grants by $1 million in the biennium.

Emergency Grants (AB 741): Provide $450,000 for emergency grants to keep students in school who experience a financial emergency.

DWD Internship Coordinators (AB 742): Uses existing money to create two positions at DWD to connect employers with Wisconsin universities and create internship opportunities.

Financial Literacy (AB 744): Requires all higher education institutions to send students an annual letter with information about their loans so they can make better decisions about their financial future.


Rep. Murphy debating the College Affordability Package on the Assembly floor.

Here's What We've Done For You, Wisconsin!

I hope you take a moment to watch the video below (click the picture) that highlights the work the Assembly GOP did for Wisconsin this session!

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