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  • State responses to Biden student loan decision

    State responses to Biden student loan decision0

    Last month, the Biden Administration announced a student loan debt forgiveness plan with a cap of $10,000 increasing to $20,000 if the student is a Pell Grant recipient. Though this was a federal decision, the impact in the states highlights how federal actions reverberate throughout the country. Billions in federal spending in the form of

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  • Unspoken reality gets bigger as Kansas jobs shrink

    Unspoken reality gets bigger as Kansas jobs shrink0

    The elephant in the room of Kansas politics got bigger last month: Kansas lost 2,100 private-sector jobs last month. The state was already still below its pre-pandemic job levels, but now, 21,000 jobs total jobs are needed before full recovery to pre-pandemic levels. At the same rate of growth that the state has seen since

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