Peter Cox at MPR says, “the Office of Higher Education has become more aggressive about taking students to court when they fall behind on payments. The SELF, or Student Educational Loan Fund, loan provides low-interest loans to Minnesota students to help bridge the gap between financial aid and the cost of school. It has helped more than 250,000 students pay for higher education since it started in 1984, lending out more than $2 billion since then. Currently, its fixed interest rate is 6 percent and the variable interest rate is at 4.3 percent. But in order to keep those rates low, it has to keep defaults down. In the past, collections agencies were hired to collect on loans that went into arrears. However, being third parties, they couldn’t take people to court.” In the Star Tribune, Kelly Smith and Erin Adler report, “Secretary of State candidate John Howe and his campaign manager were recovering Monday after a parade float they were on crashed a day earlier, … [Read more...] about Minnesota’s Office of Higher Education gets aggressive over student loan defaults
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A 245-acre whole-tree liquidation is seen in Stratford in 2015. Courtesy of Kitty Kerner By JAMIE SAYEN For the Monitor Thursday, July 19, 2018 Print Paul Doscher writes in the July 12 Monitor that electricity generation in biomass plants provides urgently needed markets for wood of low economic value. He argues that caring forest landowners cannot afford to conduct “timber stand improvement” cuts unless there is a market for that low-value wood – a legacy of past forest mismanagement.Meanwhile, up in Coos County, we are suffering whole-tree liquidation cuts of hundreds of acres to feed the 75 MW Burgess biomass plant in Berlin. Eversource ratepayers have been forced to pay $100 million in subsidies to the Burgess plant. Gov. Chris Sununu recently extended subsides to Burgess another three years. How much could the state accomplish if that $100 million was used to develop low-carbon footprint energy policies, instead of subsidizing wholesale forest … [Read more...] about Jamie Sayen: The truth about mega-biomass
LOGAN, W.Va. — Richard Ojeda has become one of the stars of the 2018 midterms. First, the national media latched on to this Trump-voting Democrat, and now the national party is behind him too. A recent independent poll found him ahead here in southern West Virginia’s coal-mining 3rd District that President Donald Trump carried by nearly 50 points in 2016. But it wasn’t always this way. “There was a time when we were laughed at — this time last year — by everyone,” said the campaign’s communications director, Madalin Sammons. It’s people like Sammons, a 25-year-old single mom, who helped get Ojeda this far. Or campaign manager David Graham, who, up until April, was driving a tractor trailer and managing Ojeda’s campaign from the road. Neither Sammons nor Graham nor Ojeda’s finance director — who also happens to be his brother-in-law — had ever worked on a congressional campaign before. Now they’re … [Read more...] about The Unlikely Campaign Behind Richard Ojeda’s Rise in West Virginia
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