Wednesday on Political Rewind: As the Legislature reaches a deadline for passing bills this session, Republicans continue pushing measures that would expand their reach into local governments. But Gov. Brian Kemp signals disinterest in a Buckhead City secession. Meanwhile, Biden's student debt plan faces an uphill battle in Supreme Court. Finally, we take a look at the history of SNCC and civil rights in Georgia.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Biden student debt relief plan, which could affect more than 1 million Georgians. Legislation to create "Buckhead City" passed a Senate committee, a new milestone in the move to annex the neighborhood from Atlanta.
Nearly 22 million people — more than half of qualifying borrowers — have signed up. The Biden administration says it is continuing to accept and review applications during the temporary hold.
Amid President Joe Biden's announcement that his administration will be forgiving up to $20,000 in federal student loans, scammers may be looking to take advantage of borrowers.
President Biden's plan to forgive hundreds of billions of dollars in student debt will help millions – but it's also raising concerns about inflation, economic fairness and college tuition costs.
Thursday on Political Rewind: President Biden announced a student debt relief plan, partially meeting one of his campaign promises. Plus, two candidates on the top of Georgia's ballot get a boost from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Meanwhile, a settlement leaves the fate of a proposed mine at the Okefenokee’s edge in the hands of the Georgia EPD.
The cancelation in federal student debt for 208,000 borrowers came after authorities found "widespread and pervasive misrepresentations" at the defunct college chain, the Education Department said.
Monday on Political Rewind: Former U.S. Rep. Buddy Darden joins the panel as we discuss nationwide inflation. Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp attempts to tie Stacey Abrams to President Biden's economic policies. But Abrams isn't backing away from Biden, despite his low approval ratings. Plus, the State Ethics Commission investigates Abrams' 2018 campaign.
Monday on Political Rewind: We’re answering your questions about student loans. Many of you left us voicemails before the show. We’ll tackle what it means for students, parents and borrowers. We’ll also answer what it means for Georgia politics if President Biden erases the debt. But first, the AJC's Patricia Murphy fills us in the on latest in the Fulton County probe.
The Biden administration extended the freeze on student loan payments yet again, this time until September, and announced a reset for borrowers in default.
Georgia’s Student Access Loan program was established in 2012 as a last resort for students who had exhausted their other options. In the last school year, it helped about 5,600 students with nearly $28 million in loans across 78 institutions at public, private and technical schools.
The loan servicing giant has agreed to cancel student loan debts owed by roughly 66,000 borrowers as part of a settlement reached with 39 state attorneys general.
Congress hit pause on federal student loan payments in the CARES Act. The latest extension of this relief will last until after President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
The president-elect called for immediate action to help borrowers who are "having to make choices between paying their student loan and paying the rent."
Student debt doesn't only affect the person who goes to college. Nearly 40% of student loan payers are helping someone else pay off their student loans, a new study found.