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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) introduced the Student Opportunity Act to provide economic relief for those who have student loans.
His bill would make it possible for people with high federal student loan debt to refinance their loans at a lower rate, and it would ensure future students can afford loan financing. It also would eliminate the tax penalty for loan balance forgiveness.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Students at Florida State University are discussing ways to keep young professionals in the Capital City.
Florida State University Master of Applied American Politics and Policy students held the Roundtable at City Hall. Participants discussed current and future strategies.
According to organizers, FSU's MAAPP program, and other applied graduate programs, give working professionals the opportunity to pursue a career while furthering their education contributing to the retention of young talent.
Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson said he was shocked to learn 70 percent of recent college graduates in Nashville remain in the area after graduation.
Part of that is Nashville’s success in branding itself as “Music City,” but that is coupled with economic development that spurs job creation and opportunities for young people.
“We haven’t totally agreed on a vision for Tallahassee, but we’re getting there,” Richardson said. “I believe young people can add a lot to this community. We’ve got to bring in young people with a fresh set of eyes.”
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, on Tuesday added seven new co-sponsors of legislation she introduced May 17 to extend the federal Perkins Loan college financial aid program for two years, continuing a boom of 33 new co-sponsors in eight days, according to the Library of Congress government information website.
New co-sponsors on Tuesday are as follows:
Don Bacon, R-Neb.; John Garamendi, D-Calif.; Barbara Lee, D-Calif.; Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo.; Betty McCollum, D-Minn.; Al Lawson, D-Fla.; David Valadao, R-Calif.
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson will hold two town halls in April where he will provide constituents with a Washington update and hear what questions, concerns, and ideas they have for Florida's fifth Congressional district.
Below is info about the town halls:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Downtown Campus, Room 1058
101 W State St, Jacksonville, FL 32202