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Governor Phil Bryant recently signed into law two pieces of legislation aimed at increasing investment within the State of Mississippi....more
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After attempts to pay back the student loans that financed his law degree pushed him into bankruptcy, an Oregon man who struggled to become a lawyer but never did will have at least some of those loans forgiven, according the...more
Mississippi recently enacted two pieces of legislation that should encourage private investment in the state. The Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business (SMART Business) Act (House Bill 826), which...more
In This Issue:
- New Suits Filed as Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement Deadline Looms
- Sec. Lew Tells Senate Committee of Plans to Accelerate Dodd-Frank
- New Mortgage Rule to Block Access to Credit, Witnesses...more
On Tuesday, May 28, the Colorado Supreme Court held in State v. Lobato that the state's public school financing scheme meets the Colorado constitution's requirement for a "thorough and uniform" funding system, thus reversing...more
Prior to the start of the 2013 Florida legislative session, President Gaetz and Speaker Weatherford outlined a joint agenda that included tackling ethics, elections, campaign finance, state pensions and higher education. The...more
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- Financial Services
The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, recently held that school district bond revenues could not be spent on stadium lighting where the bond proposition did not specifically list field lighting as part of...more
Regulators and congressional leaders have identified similarities between the
lending practices that led to the subprime mortgage crisis and an escalating default
rate in the burgeoning level of student loan debt. Rather...more
With the constitutional deadline of midnight on the 30th day closing in, Alabama lawmakers worked at a feverish pace to complete work on some of the most substantial and controversial legislation in the 2013 session....more
Governor Brown's proposed budget, released today, includes a much needed boost to spending on public education.
On May 8, the CFPB issued a report regarding student loan affordability and related policy issues. The report summarizes and analyzes public responses to the CFPB’s request for information and discusses policy options for...more
As we predicted at last week’s meeting of the National Council of Higher Education Resources’ Private Student Loan Committee, the CFPB field hearing held last Wednesday in Miami was devoted to student loan affordability. In...more
While students get breaks on their loans in some ways, filing bankruptcy has never been one of them. But if a federal appellate opinion and action in Congress are any indicators, that could be changing....more
403(b) retirement plans are similar to 401(k) plans, but the employers who may establish 403(b) plans are limited to public schools, certain tax exempt employers (including religious and charitable...more
On April 30, the CFPB published policy recommendations for advancing K-12 financial education. The paper, “Transforming the Financial Lives of a Generation of Young Americans,” identifies perceived problems for young people...more
In remarks given earlier this week at the Investing in Our Future Conference in Washington, D.C., Director Cordray spoke about the need to make financial education a part of the school curriculum for the nation’s children and...more
The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently upheld a challenge to a school district’s spending voter-approved bond proceeds for field lighting at a high school stadium because the ballot proposition did not specifically list...more
On April 18, the CFPB announced a field hearing about student loan issues, to be held in Miami-Dade County on May 8, 2013. The CFPB has not yet announced witnesses but has stated the event will feature remarks from CFPB...more
Just a few weeks before many tax-exempt organizations file their annual Form 990, the IRS yesterday released its final report on the Colleges and Universities Compliance Project, which it had initiated in 2008 by sending...more
Conventional wisdom says that it is nearly impossible to obtain a discharge of student loan debt in bankruptcy. Indeed, Section 523(a)(8) expressly excepts student loans from discharge, unless the exception of such...more
On April 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that a national bank could compel arbitration of a dispute involving student loans. Kilgore v. KeyBank, Nat’l Ass’n, No. 09-16703, 2013 WL...more
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