d. Provide recommendations regarding:
i. How the state can best address the student debt crisis for Wisconsinites and their families;
ii. Improving the State’s financial literacy education and academic and career planning offering and requirements that could help reduce the amount of debt taken on by Wisconsinites and their families;
iii. Strategies for borrowers that could help reduce loan and education-related defaults and other negative consequences for Wisconsinites;
iv. Strategies aimed at our most vulnerable populations struggling with student debt, including students of color, low-income students, first-generation students, women, veterans, and seniors;
v. The State’s role in preventing abusive practices and ensuring that loan companies do not take unreasonable advantage of borrowers;
vi. Improving data collection and sharing on when and why student loan borrowers default to help borrowers, regulators, and law enforcement officials spot emerging risks;
vii. The State’s role in maintaining affordable and high-quality higher education institutions in the State that are financially accessible to Wisconsin families, including effective state support to higher education institutions and state-based financial air;
viii. Other programmatic and budgetary recommendations for consideration by the Governor and Legislature; and
ix. Any other steps to address the student debt crisis in Wisconsin.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done in the City of Pewaukee this twenty-ninth day of January, in the year two thousand twenty.
By the Governor:
DOUGLAS LA FOLLETTE
Secretary of State
Advice and Consent of the Senate
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
January 30, 2020
The Honorable, the Senate:
I am pleased to nominate and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint DAVID M. MAXWELL, of Westby, as a Non-Resident, Tourism Representative on the Kickapoo Reserve Management Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2022.
hist115214Read and referred to the committee on Natural Resources and Energy.