Governor Evers creates Governor’s Task Force on Student Debt

Tony Evers
WISC-TV

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Task Force on Student Debt on Wednesday morning.

According to a news release, the task force will be chaired by Department of Financial Institutions Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld and tasked with assessing student debt in Wisconsin.

The task force will also provide long-term strategies to reduce education-related debt, prevent abusive practices by loan companies and improve financial literacy education, according to the release.

In a statement, Evers said: “For too many Wisconsinites additional education or job training is out of reach. We need to address college affordability and ensure that a great education doesn’t come at the cost of decades of crippling debt.”